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BCCDC identifies 13 new Vancouver flights for possible COVID-19 exposure

This list of flights with confirmed cases of the virus continues to grow.
On June 21, 2021, the BCCDC warned airline passengers they may have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19) on multiple recent Vancouver flights. Photo: Getty Images

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is warning airline passengers they may have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19) on multiple recent Vancouver flights. 

On June 14, Vancouver Is Awesome shared 11 Vancouver flights that were added to the list of potential COVID-19 public exposures.

Since then, the following 13 new flights have been added to the BCCDC's list of affected flights:

  • June 3: Air Canada 241, Edmonton to Vancouver (Rows 26 - 32)
  • June 7: Air Canada 344, Vancouver to Ottawa (Rows 12 - 15)
  • June 9: Air Canada 305, Montreal to Vancouver (Rows 14 - 20)
  • June 12: Air Canada119, Toronto to Vancouver (Rows 31 - 37)
  • June 12: Air Canada 296, Vancouver to Fort St. John (Rows 18 - 24)
  • June 10: Japan Airlines 18, Tokyo to Vancouver (Rows 18 - 24) 
  • Jun 11: Air Canada997, Mexico City to Vancouver (Rows 23 - 29)
  • June 13: American Airlines 1415, Dallas to Vancouver (Rows 18 - 24)
  • June 13: Turkish Airlines 75, Istanbul to Vancouver (Rows 17 - 23)
  • June 14: Air Canada104, Vancouver to Toronto (Rows 32 - 38)
  • June 14: Air Canada 553, Los Angeles to Vancouver (Rows 1 - 4)
  • Jun 16: All Nippon Airways 116, Tokyo to Vancouver (Rows 33 - 39)
  • Jun 17: Lufthansa 492, Frankfurt to Vancouver  (Rows 38 - 44)

Any travellers returning to B.C. are encouraged to check the public health agency's website for updates about flights identified for the risk of exposure. 

Currently, the Government of Canada states that you should avoid all travel outside of the country until further notice due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In a global travel advisory, the government notes that "This advisory overrides other risk levels on this page, with the exception of any risk levels for countries or regions where we advise to avoid all travel."

Coronavirus: What to expect if you arrive in Canada via plane 

Travellers entering Canada by air need to book a hotel for a three-night stay upon arrival. They also need to provide a negative result for a COVID-19 molecular test taken within a 72-hour timeframe of their scheduled flight. 

All hotels are located near one of the four Canadian airports currently accepting international flights. These accommodations are privately owned and authorized by the Government of Canada.

Some of the hotels offer direct online booking for government-authorized accommodation. For all others, identify that you require accommodation for the COVID-19 mandatory three-night stopover to ensure you are booked correctly.

While in quarantine travellers will have three meals delivered to their rooms but hotel personnel are not permitted inside. Guests will be provided with cleaning supplies.

Find out more information about what to expect during your stay at a government-authorized hotel.