Passengers aboard three recent Vancouver-bound flights warned of COVID-19 exposure

Virus alert for 3 YVR flights

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is warning passengers who flew into Vancouver International Airport recently on three separate flights of a risk of COVID-19 exposure.

The following flights have been added to the list of affected flights:

  • June 16: Air Canada 217 (formerly 8737) from Saskatoon to Vancouver
  • June 18: Air Canada 557 from Los Angeles to Vancouver
  • June 21: Flair 8102 from Toronto to Vancouver

No seating information is provided by B.C. CDC.

Passengers who were aboard those flights are asked to follow the B.C. CDC's guidelines for self-isolation and self-monitoring, as well as to use B.C.'s COVID-19 self-assessment tool to determine if they require testing.

The B.C. CDC says they list information regarding potential public exposure as they "become aware of flights with an origin or destination in British Columbia with a case of COVID-19 on board."

Any travellers returning to B.C. are encouraged to check the B.C. CDC website for updates about flights with an exposure risk, and those travelling from outside of Canada must arrive prepared with a 14-day self-isolation plan.

Recently, both Air Canada and WestJet announced they would be suspending their on-board physical distancing policies, effective July 1.

In line with federal directives, Air Canada and WestJet conduct pre-boarding temperature checks and require masks on board. They have also implemented enhanced aircraft cleaning, among other safety measures. 

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