Additional flights leaving from and landing in Montreal have been added to the Government of Canada’s possible coronavirus exposure list.
Over the past weeks, 11 flights have been added, with international and domestic flights with confirmed COVID-19 cases.
In total, passengers on eight international flights that touched down in Montreal could have been exposed to coronavirus, according to the Government of Canada. Three domestic flights that departed from Montreal or landed at YUL could also have led to virus exposure.
On the government’s website, officials have updated a list that features confirmed coronavirus cases on various travel methods that have arrived or departed from Montreal.
Most recently, an American Airlines flight from Philadelphia landed in Montreal on September 21 with a confirmed COVID-19 case. The rows affected for flight Aa6020 were 7 to 13.
Additionally, a flight from Port-au-Prince on Air Transat TS665 landing on September 16 had several rows affected by a COVID-19 case including 2 to 8 and 21 to 27.
Other flights arriving from Paris on September 16, San Pedro Sula on September 15, Guatemala City on September 15, Frankfurt on Sept 14, Paris again on September 13, and Istanbul on September 9 have all been listed as ones with confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Where applicable, the government says which rows may have been affected during flights.
Domestically, two flights departing from Toronto landing in Montreal had COVID-19 cases, and one flight from Montreal to Toronto was identified.
The first is a WestJet flight that left Montreal to Toronto on September 22. The affected rows for flight AC423 are unknown.
A Toronto flight to Montreal, number WS3534, on September 17 had rows 12 to 18 affected by COVID-19.
As well, Air Canada flight AC423 from Montreal to Toronto on September 16 had rows 35 to 41 affected by the virus.
The information is collected through provincial, territorial, and international health authorities and public websites. Flights are added and removed regularly by the Government of Canada on its website.
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.