Possible coronavirus exposures identified on several Montreal flights

Jul 14 2020, 8:32 am

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

At the end of June and beginning of July, four Air Canada flights from Toronto to Montreal had an outbreak. The website says flights AC428 and AC425 had at least one confirmed case. Air Canada flight (AC428), which took off from Toronto and landed in Montreal on July 5, had at least one infected case but the affected rows were not specified.

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.


Earlier in July, international flights that touched down in Montreal had at least one case with flights coming in from Paris (AF342) and Qatar (763).


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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