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BCCDC warns of COVID-19 exposures on 14 more B.C. flights

The flights were flagged for exposures by the BCCDC over the past week
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Fourteen more flights through B.C. airports have been flagged for COVID-19 exposures, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.

The flights were added to the centre’s online list of public exposures between Tuesday and Friday.

The affected flights are:

  • Jan. 6: Air Canada 314 from Vancouver to Montreal (affected rows 21 t o27)
  • Jan. 9: Aeromexico 696 from Mexico City to Vancouver (affected rows not reported)
  • Jan. 9: WestJet 711 from Toronto to Vancouver (affected rows 14 to 20)
  • Jan. 11: Swoop 207 from Edmonton to Abbotsford (affected rows not reported)
  • Jan. 13: Air Canada 45 from Delhi to Vancouver (affected rows 19 to 25)
  • Jan. 14: WestJet 129 from Calgary to Vancouver (affected rows 17 to 23)
  • Jan. 14: Air Canada 311 from Montreal to Vancouver (affected rows 12 to 17)
  • Jan. 14: United Airlines/SkyWest 5689 from San Francisco to Vancouver (affected rows 18 to 23)
  • Jan. 15: WestJet 119 from Calgary to Vancouver (affected rows 6 to 12)
  • Jan. 16: WestJet 711 from Toronto to Vancouver (affected rows 1 to 6)
  • Jan. 17: WestJet 720 from Vancouver to Toronto (affected rows not reported)
  • Jan. 17: Air Canada 103 from Toronto to Vancouver (affected rows 35 to 41)
  • Jan. 17: Aeromexico 696 from Mexico City to Vancouver (affected rows not reported)
  • Jan. 18: American Airlines 1539 from Dallas to Vancouver (affected rows 24 to 27)

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.

Domestic passengers on a flight with a confirmed case of COVID-19 are advised to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days, and get tested if any develop.

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

Travellers arriving in B.C. from outside of Canada are required to complete the federal ArriveCAN application digitally before entering the country. Upon arrival, international passengers are required to self-isolate for 14 days under the federal Quarantine Act.

As of Jan. 7, all international air passengers over the age of five are required by Transport Canada to present a negative COVID-19 test result to the airline before boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of the scheduled flight.