Within 4 day 18 flights and 118 rows affected with COVID-19 at Pearson Airport in Mississauga

Published August 18, 2021 at 8:45 pm


The federal government is reporting that 18 flights with confirmed COVID-19 cases have recently landed at Pearson Airport in Mississauga.

Three of the flights were domestic (within Canada), landing at the airport on August 14 and 15.

The remaining 15 flights were international, landing at the airport from August 13 to 16.

At least 198 rows are affected across all 18 flights, with several flights reporting unknown rows.

Additionally, there were 11 flights which recently departed Pearson with COVID-19 cases.

Canada has recently begun welcoming fully vaccinated Americans back across the border, with Pearson Airport warning travellers to be ready for heavy delays due to the influx of travellers.

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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