Coronavirus exposure identified on two more Montreal flights, one VIA Rail trip

Aug 19 2020, 9:47 am
Fourteen flights leaving from or landing in YUL and one train departing from Montreal has been added to the Government of Canada’s possible coronavirus exposure list.

Passengers on ten international flights that touched down in Montreal could have been exposed to COVID-19, according to the Government of Canada. Four domestic flights that departed from Montreal or landed at YUL could also have led to a virus exposure and a train from Kingston.

On the government’s website, officials have updated a list that features confirmed coronavirus cases on various methods of travel methods that have arrived or departed from Montreal.

Most recently, an August 15 Royal Air Maroc flight (AT2208) departing from Casablanca to Montreal was added to the list as well as a domestic flight from Toronto (AC423) on August 10.

A VIA Rail train destined for Kingston also had a confirmed COVID-19 case on August 8.

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Where applicable, the government says which rows may have been affected during flights.

Internationally, Montreal has potential exposures coming in from Casablanca, Quatemala City, Paris, Port au Prince, Athens, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Lisbon, and Philadelphia.

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Air Canada has three total flights that departed from or arrived in Montreal with at least one confirmed case and WestJet has one. All flights with at least one coronavirus exposure came in or departed from Toronto.

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The information is collected through provincial, territorial, and international health authorities and public websites.

Travellers are reminded that they are to self-isolate for 14 days upon entry into Canada.

“This is mandatory, whether or not you have symptoms,” the government states.

Flights are added and removed regularly by the Government of Canada on its website.

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