33 Toronto flights identified with confirmed COVID-19 cases

Jan 4 2021, 1:43 pm

The Canadian government has identified 33 COVID-19 cases on international and domestic flights to and from Toronto just before Christmas and into the new year.

According to the Government of Canada site, 19 international flights arriving and departing Toronto have identified COVID-19 cases onboard.

Air Canada reported the highest amount of cases between December 14 and December 24 with 11 total flights, identifying multiple affected rows.

Other airlines reporting positive cases include KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Transat, Emirates, Delta, Copa Airlines, and Egypt Air.

Several flights coming back from tropical locations such as Puerto Plata, Panama City, Cancun, and Punta Cana just before the new year were among those who reported cases.

Here’s a list of affected international flights from December 24 to 31:

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The Canadian Government

As for domestic flights, the Canadian government reported 14 flights with positive COVID-19 cases.

Three out of the 14 affected flights involved WestJet while the rest were reported by Air Canada.

One flight from Toronto to Montreal, AC404 through Air Canada, reported a case on board; however, officials were unable to identify affected rows.

Here’s a list of affected domestic flights from December 24 to January 1:

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The Canadian Government

“If you have recently returned to Canada, you must quarantine for 14 days from the date you arrived in Canada. This is mandatory, whether or not you have symptoms,” the government’s website reads.

For up-to-date information or to see if your flight was affected, visit the Government of Canada’s website.