TORONTO – Nearly two dozen additional flights have arrived at major airports in Canada with passengers infected with COVID-19
As indicated by the government, more than 55 flights have arrived in Canada between Aug. 1 and Aug. 18 that had passengers who tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in the country.
By far most of the flights with COVID-19 passengers have arrived in Toronto, yet various them likewise landed in Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.
Regardless of certain airlines and travel companies promoting international travel again, the government is as yet advising Canadians against leaving the country for non-essential purposes.
For those who do, it is mandatory to self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether or not they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
Both WestJet and Air Canada, two of the biggest airlines in North America, began selling their middle seats again on July 1 after months where the option was removed to aid in physical distancing.
Passengers are not notified directly by federal public health authorities to get tested, though the government acknowledges those onboard affected flights “may have been exposed to COVID-19.”
Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick said last month that anyone concerned they may have been exposed to the disease should contact their doctor.
The flight information posted to the government’s website is provided by provincial and territorial health authorities, international health authorities and public websites.
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News source: CTV News