16 flights landing with COVID-19 at Pearson Airport in Mississauga most since February

Published July 24, 2021 at 10:18 pm


The federal government is reporting 18 recent flights with COVID-19 cases at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, 16 of which landed — the highest number of flights landing with COVID-19 since February of this year.

Seven of the flights were within Canada, departing or landing from July 16 to 19.

 The other 11 flights were international, all landing from abroad between July 17 and 21.

At least 108 rows were affected across all 18 flights, with some flights reporting unknown rows.

Despite the loosening of rules for most international travelers arriving at Mississauga’s Pearson Airport, the direct flight ban from India has been extended for another month, this time until August 21.

According to the federal government, a row is considered affected if it’s three rows (two rows for business class) behind or in front of a row where a seated person is confirmed to have COVID-19 during a period when they may have been infectious.

“Unknown” rows may be reported if the row number for the person confirmed to have COVID-19 can’t be validated, or if a member of the crew is confirmed to have COVID-19.

Passengers who were sitting in the affected rows — or all passengers on the flight if rows aren’t specified — are advised to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and contact public health if they start showing symptoms of the virus.

Fully vaccinated Canadians returning to Mississauga’s Pearson Airport are no longer required to quarantine for two weeks.

All flight data is listed on the federal government’s website.

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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