33 International Flights With Infected Passengers Landed In Montreal In The Last 2 Weeks

The flights were between January 12 and 23.
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33 International Flights With Infected Passengers Landed In Montreal In The Last 2 Weeks

Weeks after the federal government ordered all travellers flying into Canada to provide a negative test before boarding, authorities continue to report flights into Montreal that carried passengers with COVID-19

Over 30 international flights carrying infected passengers have landed in Montreal since January 12, according to the government’s online database.

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33 International flights with COVID-19-infected passengers

The data shows that, as of the time of writing, 33 flights landed at Montreal’s Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Airport between January 12 and January 23 carrying passengers with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The flights arrived from 12 countries including the U.S., Morocco, Mexico, and France.

Most flights only show a few seat rows "affected" (three rows behind and in front of a row with an infected person), but passengers in all rows on two flights from Haiti are asked to monitor their symptoms for 14 days.

The two Air Transat flights from Port-au-Prince touched down in Montreal on January 13 and 17.

The database indicates it's possible that on these flights “multiple cases [have been] confirmed and [were] spread out across the aircraft.”

Starting January 7, anyone flying into Canada has been required to provide proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test.

But travellers from Haiti were exempt from the new rule until January 21 to allow the country to upgrade its testing systems, according to a government news release.

The federal government is advising residents to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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