Mississauga’s Pearson Airport sees 16 more international and 8 domestic flights with COVID-19 cases

Published March 6, 2021 at 9:37 pm


24 more flights with confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported at Pearson Airport in Mississauga recently, including 8  flights within Canada and 16 international flights which landed at Pearson from abroad.

The domestic flights were reported between February 26 and March 3, of which four arrived at the airport and four departed.

The international flights landed at Pearson between February 28 and March 3.

A number of rows were affected on each flight.

According to the federal government, a row is considered affected if it’s three rows 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 to others.”

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.

From February 1 to February 21, Peel police say they issued a total of 49 fines for travellers refusing the mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport.

Police have since turned over enforcement to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), which has yet to confirm its own enforcement plan, and may not have the ability to issue fines or stop those who simply bypass all protocols and walk out of the airport.

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

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