Canada’s borders may in theory be closed to non-essential travel, but flights continue to arrive in Canada carrying passengers testing positive for SARS-CoV2.
Reports from various news sources say several flights into Canada’s major international airports since the beginning of the month have brought infected passengers into the country.
Some 19 international flights into Toronto are listed on the federal government’s non-exhaustive database as carrying COVID passengers on flights originating in 10 countries, including Poland, Mexico, India, the U.S., and Germany. In fact, other flights listed since August originated is several more countries around the world
In August more the 55 flights were listed as arriving in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver with passengers testing positive for the virus.
Government regulations state that all those arriving from abroad must quarantine for 14 days whether they have symptoms of not.
There have also been cases reported on a number of domestic flights.
The government no longer notifies passengers directly to get tested even though they may have been exposed to the virus.
- BlogTO: M Miller: Sep 15/20: At least 19 international flights with COVID-19 have landed in Toronto this month
- CTV: S Davidson: Sep 15/20: Flights from 10 countries land in Toronto in eight days carrying COVID-19 patients
- Daily Hive: Sep 15/20 Coronavirus exposure indentified on 9 more Montreal flights, one train
- CTV: A Kotyk: Sep 15/20: COVID-19 on flights: multiple trips added to B.C.’s exposure warning list
- CTV: R Gilmore: Sep 3/20: Nearly 1,000 flights in Canada have carried COVID-positive passengers since February
- CP24: S Davidson: Aug 24/20: 55 flights into Canada in August carried passengers infected with COVID-19