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Over 120 flights identified by BCCDC for exposure to COVID-19 over 10 days

The vast majority of exposures took place aboard domestic flights
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The BC Centre for Disease Control has identified more flights coming into Vancouver with exposures to the coronavirus.

Over the last 10 days the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has identified 121 possible exposures aboard flights to the province.

The following flights were added to an exposure list maintained by the BCCDC between April 7 and April 16. Whether the flights are domestic or international, the BCCDC recommends passengers within the possibly affected rows self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon their arrival. 

  • March 21: Air Canada 212, Vancouver to Calgary
  • March 26: Air Canada/Jazz 8625, Winnipeg to Vancouver
  • March 26: WestJet 126, Vancouver to Calgary
  • March 28: Air Canada 225, Calgary to Vancouver
  • March 28: Air Canada/Jazz 8079, Vancouver to Victoria
  • March 28: Air Canada 233, Edmonton to Vancouver
  • March 28: Air Canada/Jazz 8414, Vancouver to Kelowna
  • March 28: Air Canada 116, Vancouver to Toronto
  • March 29: WestJet 115, Calgary to Vancouver
  • March 29: Air Canada 124, Vancouver to Toronto
  • March 29: Air Canada 8419, Kelowna to Vancouver 
  • March 29: WestJet 129, Calgary to Vancouver
  • March 29: WestJet 3105, Vancouver to Terrace
  • March 29: Air Canada/Jazz 8622, Vancouver to Winnipeg
  • March 30: Air Canada 314, Vancouver to Montreal
  • March 30: WestJet 126, Vancouver to Calgary
  • March 30: WestJet 3105, Vancouver to Terrace
  • March 31; WestJet 3287, Vancouver to Prince George
  • March 31: WestJet 3387, Calgary to Kelowna
  • March 31: Air Canada 45, Delhi to Vancouver
  • March 31: WestJet 301, Montreal to Vancouver
  • March 31: Air Canada/Jazz 8182, Fort St. John to Vancouver
  • March 31: WestJet 129, Calgary to Vancouver
  • April 1: WestJet 4444, Calgary to Kelowna
  • April 1: Swoop 183, Edmonton to Abbotsford
  • April 1: WestJet 126, Vancouver to Calgary
  • April 1: WestJet 320, Vancouver to Edmonton
  • April 1: WestJet 4706, Terrace to Vancouver
  • April 1: Air Canada 212, Vancouver to Calgary
  • April 1: Air Canada/Jazz 8064, Victoria to Vancouver
  • April 1: WestJet 720, Vancouver to Toronto
  • April 1: Harbour Air YB238, Victoria to Vancouver 
  • April 1: Air Canada 212, Vancouver to Toronto
  • April 1: WestJet  290, Vancouver to Fort St. John
  • April 1: WestJet 292, Vancouver to Fort St. John
  • April 2: Air Canada 45, Delhi to Vancouver
  • April 2: Air Canada 123, Toronto to Vancouver
  • April 2: Japan Airlines 18, Tokyo to Vancouver
  • April 2: Swoop 184, Abbotsford to Edmonton
  • April 2: Air Canada 116, Vancouver to Toronto
  • April 2: WestJet 141, Edmonton to Vancouver
  • April 2: Air Canada 246, Vancouver to Edmonton
  • April 2: Air Canada 306, Vancouver to Montreal
  • April 2: Air India 185, Delhi to Vancouver
  • April 2: American Airlines 2263, Dallas to Vancouver
  • April 2: Pacific Coastal Airlines, Vancouver to Victoria
  • April 2: WestJet 129, Calgary to Vancouver
  • April 2: Air Canada 127, Toronto to Vancouver
  • April 2: WestJet 3100, Fort St. John to Calgary
  • April 3: Air Canada 116, Vancouver to Toronto
  • April 3: Air Canada 554, Vancouver to Los Angeles
  • April 3: Air Canada 246, Vancouver to Edmonton
  • April 3: Air Canada 306, Vancouver to Montreal
  • April 3: Harbour Air 1123, Vancouver to Nanaimo
  • April 3: WestJet 136, Vancouver to Calgary
  • April 3: Air Canada 215, Calgary to Vancouver
  • April 4: Swoop 182, Abbotsford to Edmonton
  • April 4: Air Canada 212, Vancouver to Calgary 
  • April 4: Air India 185, Delhi to Vancouver
  • April 4: WestJet 164, Vancouver to Edmonton
  • April 4: Air Canada 127, Toronto to Vancouver
  • April 4: Harbour Air 1150, Nanaimo to Vancouver
  • April 4: WestJet 171, Edmonton to Vancouver
  • April 4: Swoop 419, Kelowna to Toronto
  • April 4: WestJet 3342, Calgary to Kelowna
  • April 4: WestJet 4475, Calgary to Kelowna
  • April 4: Air Canada 45, Delhi to Vancouver
  • April 4: Air Canada 104, Vancouver to Toronto
  • April 5: Air Canada 306, Vancouver to Montreal
  • April 5: WestJet 126, Vancouver to Calgary
  • April 5: Air Canada 234, Vancouver to Edmonton
  • April 5: WestJet  3312, Kelowna to Edmonton
  • April 5: Air Canada 201, Calgary to Vancouver
  • April 5: WestJet 112, Vancouver to Calgary
  • April 5: WestJet 3270, Vancouver to Regina
  • April 5: WestJet 171, Edmonton to Vancouver
  • April 5: Flair 8821, Calgary to Vancouver
  • April 5: Air Canada 225, Calgary to Vancouver
  • April 5: Air Canada 215, Calgary to Vancouver
  • April 6: Air Canada 7, Vancouver to Hong Kong
  • April 6: Air Canada 212, Vancouver to Calgary
  • April 6: WestJet 449, Calgary to Victoria
  • April 6: WestJet 3342, Calgary to Kelowna
  • April 6: Air Canada 306, Vancouver to Montreal
  • April 6: Air Canada 128, Vancouver to Toronto
  • April 6: Air Canada 314, Vancouver to Montreal
  • April 7: Air Canada 128, Vancouver to Toronto
  • April 7: Air Canada/Jazz 8550, Vancouver to Fort St. John
  • April 7: Air India 185, Delhi to Vancouver
  • April 7: Air Canada 233, Calgary to Vancouver 
  • April 7: Air Canada 45, Delhi to Vancouver
  • April 7: Air Canada 225, Calgary to Vancouver
  • April 7: Air Canada 302, Vancouver to Montreal
  • April 7: Air Canada/Jazz 8302, Victoria to Vancouver
  • April 7: Air Canada/Jazz 8242, Vancouver to Terrace
  • April 7: Air Canada/Jazz 8622, Vancouver to Winnipeg
  • April 7: WestJet 136, Vancouver to Calgary
  • April 7: WestJet 4039, Fort MacKay to Calgary
  • April 7: Air Canada 242, Vancouver to Edmonton
  • April 8: Air Canada 8625, Winnipeg to Vancouver 
  • April 8: Air Canada 306, Vancouver to Montreal
  • April 8: Air Canada 305, Montreal to Vancouver
  • April 8: Air Canada 8625, Winnipeg to Vancouver
  • April 8: WestJet 3110, Kelowna to Calgary
  • April 9: WestJet 3106, Terrace to Vancouver
  • April 9: WestJet 320, Vancouver to Edmonton
  • April 9: Air Canada 45, Delhi to Vancouver
  • April 9: WestJet 3172, Comox to Calgary
  • April 9: Air India 185, Delhi to Vancouver
  • April 10: American Airlines 2263, Dallas to Vancouver
  • April 10: Air Canada 202, Vancouver to Calgary
  • April 11: Air Canada/Jazz  8239, Terrace to Vancouver
  • April 11: Air India 185, Delhi to Vancouver
  • April 11: Air Canada 234, Vancouver to Edmonton
  • April 11: Air Canada/Jazz 8625, Winnipeg to Vancouver
  • April 11: Air Canada 202, Vancouver to Calgary
  • April 11: United Airlines 5222, Vancouver to San Francisco
  • April 12: Air Canada/Jazz 8550, Vancouver to Regina
  • April 12: Air Canada202, Vancouver to Calgary
  • April 12: Air Canada 2264, Fort St. John to Nanaimo
  • April 13: Swoop 183, Edmonton to Abbotsford

Passengers seated in the affected rows – listed when available – should be “considered to be at higher risk of exposure due to their proximity to the case,” according to the BCCDC.

Key symptoms to watch out for include fever or chills, cough, loss of sense of smell or taste and difficulty breathing.

New international travel restrictions

The federal government announced new rules last month in a bid to discourage not-essential, international travel, and Canada’s main airlines agreed to suspend service to Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travellers are now required to take a COVID-19 molecular test at the airport after arriving in Canada and must book a government-authorized hotel for three nights, where they will stay while they await their arrival test results. Travellers will have to pay for their own hotel expenses and must book the hotel prior to their boarding their return flight.

This is in addition to the pre-flight testing for international travellers put in place on Jan. 7.

So far, the government has authorized three hotels in Richmond, near the airport, for the three-night stay: the Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport, the Radisson Vancouver Airport and the Fairmont Vancouver Airport.

More hotels will be added to the list in the coming days, according to the federal government.

International flights are only able to land at four airports across the country: Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto.

- With files from Kirsten Clarke and Valerie Leung/Richmond News