The COVID-19 on 13 flights in Quebec

La COVID-19 présente sur 13 vols au Québec

Thirteen flights from Canada and many foreign countries have landed in Quebec with people on board with the COVID-19 since the beginning of the month of August.

According to the federal government, these flights have landed at airports in Montreal and Quebec, between the 1st and the 7th of August last.

The information was collected from reports received from health authorities, provincial, territorial, and international and public web sites.

In Canada

In total, in all of Canada, there are 24 flights from international destinations and 13 flights between the provinces and territories who had to carry at least one passenger carrier of the COVID-19.

A case has also been confirmed in a VIA Rail train that did the trip between Ottawa and gare de Sainte-Foy on the 1st of August.

The government of Canada continues to advise citizens to avoid non-essential travel outside of the country, and this, until further order.

For those who do, it is mandatory to isolate for 14 days, at their return, what they have or do not have symptoms of the COVID-19.

Little risk

According to an information sheet from Air Canada, “the cases of disease transmission in an aircraft are very rare” .

“The reasons that explain this rate of transmission in-flight, apparently low, are not clearly established, but it could be a combination of factors, such as the fact that the passengers do not face and that the seat backs to form a barrier “, one can read.

Add to this the outstanding common air, and its continuous filtration.

Since the 1st of July, WestJet and Air Canada, both airlines large-scale in North America, have started to sell their seats in the middle, after months where this option had been removed to facilitate the detachment physics.

13 flights that have landed in Quebec

Domestic flights

Company Flight number Place of departure Date of the flight
Air Canada AC304 Vancouver (YVR) 1 August
Air Canada AC418 Toronto (YYZ) August 2,
Air Canada AC7476* Toronto (YYZ) August 4,
Air Canada AC418 Toronto (YYZ) August 4,
WestJet WS592 Toronto (YYZ) August 7,

International flights

Company Flight number Place of departure Date of the flight
Air Transat TS893 Cancun (CUN) 1 August
Air France AF0342 Paris (CDG) 1 August
Air Canada AC1297 Punta Cana (PUJ) 1 August
Air Canada AC1241 Cancun (CUN) 1 August
Qatar Airline QR763 Doha (DOH) 3 August
Air France AF348 Paris (CDG) 3 August
Tap Air Portugal TP253 Lisbon (LIS) August 4,
Aeromexico AM680 Mexico city (MEX) August 6,
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