Possible coronavirus exposure identified on two more Montreal international flights

Jul 17 2020, 12:46 pm

Passengers on eight flights that landed in Montreal could have been exposed to COVID-19 in recent weeks, according to the Canadian government.

On the Government of Canada website, officials have updated a list that features international and domestic flights with confirmed coronavirus cases to include aircraft that touched down in the city.

Montreal has three flights going to or landing from Toronto along with one bound for Ottawa and another for Vancouver.

On July 5, two Air Canada flights from Toronto to Montreal had an outbreak. The website says flights AC428 and AC422 had at least one confirmed case. Air Canada flight (AC407), which took off from Toronto and landed in Montreal on July 4, had at least one infected case from row 18 to 24.

On July 8, a flight bound for Vancouver from Montreal (AC311) had an exposure on an Air Canada flight in rows 12 to 18.

On July 9, a flight departed from Montreal for Ottawa (AC8981) had at least one exposure in rows 19 to 23.


The government also warned about potential exposures coming from three international flights that touched down in Montreal at the beginning of the month. One flight from Doha has at least one confirmed case but its affected rows were not specified. Another flight from Qatar had a confirmed case in rows 17 to 29 on Qatar Airlines flight 763.

The most recent addition to the list is from a flight that departed from Charlotte on July 8 through American Airlines. The affected rows were unknown.


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,” states the government.

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