Seven more flights with COVID-19 are welcomed at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, including three from abroad

Published May 1, 2021 at 8:41 pm


The federal government is reporting 11 new flights with COVID-19 cases recently at Pearson Airport, seven of which landed at the airport and four of which departed.

According to the government’s data, there were eight domestic flights (within Canada) arriving at or departing Pearson between April 25 and 27.

There were three international flights which all landed at Pearson from abroad on April 26 to 27.

At least 57 rows were affected across all 11 flights.

Effective April 22, the federal government has suspended incoming passenger flights from India and Pakistan for the next month, as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in both countries.

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 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.

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

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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