3 flights with 2 reporting unknown rows affected with COVID-19 land at Pearson Airport in Mississauga

Published September 25, 2021 at 4:02 pm

Three more flights with confirmed COVID-19 cases have landed at Pearson Airport in Mississauga over the past few days, according to the federal government’s travel data.

All three flights were international, landing at the airport from abroad between September 19 and 21:

At least seven rows are affected, with two flights reporting unknown rows.

Additionally, three international flights recently departed Pearson with COVID-19 cases.

It was recently announced that all foreign travellers who are fully vaccinated (with approved COVID-19 vaccines) may enter Canada for non-essential travel, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.

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.

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

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