Coronavirus: BCCDC identifies 13 new flights in Vancouver


This list of thefts with confirmed cases of the virus continues to grow.

The BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) is warning airline passengers that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) on several recent flights to Vancouver.

June 14, Vancouver is awesome shared 11 flights from Vancouver that were added to the list of potential public COVID-19 exhibits.

Since then, the following 13 new flights have been added to the BCCDC list of affected flights:

  • June 3: Air Canada 241, Edmonton to Vancouver (lines 26 to 32)
  • June 7: Air Canada 344, from Vancouver to Ottawa (lines 12 to 15)
  • June 9: Air Canada 305, from Montreal to Vancouver (lines 14 to 20)
  • June 12: Air Canada119, Toronto to Vancouver (lines 31 to 37)
  • June 12: Air Canada 296, Vancouver to Fort St. John (rows 18-24)
  • June 10: Japan Airlines 18, Tokyo to Vancouver (lines 18 – 24)
  • June 11: Air Canada997, from Mexico City to Vancouver (lines 23 to 29)
  • June 13: American Airlines 1415, Dallas to Vancouver (lines 18 – 24)
  • June 13: Turkish Airlines 75, from Istanbul to Vancouver (Lines 17 – 23)
  • June 14: Air Canada104, Vancouver to Toronto (lines 32 to 38)
  • June 14: Air Canada 553, from Los Angeles to Vancouver (rows 1 to 4)
  • June 16: All Nippon Airways 116, from Tokyo to Vancouver (lines 33 to 39)
  • June 17: Lufthansa 492, from Frankfurt to Vancouver (rows 38 to 44)

All travelers returning to British Columbia are encouraged to check the public health agency’s website for updates on flights identified for risk of exposure.

Currently, the Government of Canada says you should avoid all travel outside the country until further notice due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In a global travel advisory, the government notes that “This advisory supersedes other levels of risk on this page, with the exception of any level of risk for countries or regions where we advise against all travel.”

Coronavirus: what to expect if you arrive in Canada by plane

Travelers entering Canada by air must book a hotel for a three-night stay upon arrival. They must also provide a negative result for a COVID-19 molecular test performed within 72 hours of their scheduled flight.

All hotels are located near one of the four Canadian airports currently accepting international flights. These homes are privately owned and licensed by the Government of Canada.

Some hotels offer direct online reservations for government approved accommodation. For everyone else, indicate that you need accommodation for the mandatory three-night COVID-19 stopover to ensure you are properly booked.

During quarantine, travelers will have three meals delivered to their rooms, but hotel staff are not allowed in. Customers will receive cleaning supplies.

Find out more information on what to expect while staying at a government-licensed hotel.


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