Because the begin of 2021, greater than 30 worldwide flights have landed in Toronto with a passenger who later examined constructive for COVID-19.
In keeping with information publicly launched by the federal authorities, the flights touched down between Jan. 1 and Jan 9.
They arrived from various destinations world wide, a few of which embody america, Pakistan, Germany, Eire, Brazil and Mexico.
Regardless of some airways and journey firms nonetheless selling worldwide journey, the federal authorities is strongly advising Canadians towards leaving the nation.
For individuals who do, it’s necessary to self-isolate for 14 days, no matter whether or not or not they’re experiencing signs of COVID-19. Worldwide travellers additionally now require a detrimental COVID-19 check earlier than arriving in Canada.
Earlier this month, Premier Doug Ford introduced a free and voluntary testing program for worldwide travellers arriving at Toronto Pearson Worldwide Airport.
“It is a important step,” Ford said at the airport on Jan. 6. “Travellers coming into Pearson will be capable to take a free and voluntary check.”
Travellers who obtain a detrimental COVID-19 check will nonetheless be required to self-isolate for 14 days, however Ford mentioned he’s “actively working to additional improve this system.”
Ontario’s Minister of Well being Christine Elliott mentioned the following stage of this system could be modifying the 14-day quarantine interval for individuals who check detrimental.
Eligible travellers are ready pre-register for this system or proceed to get examined once they arrive on the airport. Those that select to take part in this system shall be given a check that shall be self-administered with the steerage of a health-care supplier.
The check outcomes shall be reported inside 48 hours and native public well being items will comply with up with every one that examined constructive.
In keeping with the provincial authorities, greater than 60,000 worldwide travellers are arriving at Toronto Pearson Worldwide Airport every week regardless of the continuing pandemic.
Ford has beforehand slammed the federal authorities for not testing worldwide travellers once they arrive again in Canada.
In late December, he vowed to start testing folks at Toronto Pearson Worldwide Airport with or with out the federal authorities’s help.
The premier mentioned on the time that greater than 64,000 persons are going “principally unchecked” by way of the airport each week. He claimed that just about no travellers coming into the nation are following the 14-day quarantine guidelines.
The worldwide flights since Jan. 1 with somebody who later examined constructive for COVID-19 embody:
- Emirates flight EK241 from Dubai to Toronto on Jan. 1
- Air Canada flight AC7647 from Newark to Toronto on Jan. 1
- Air Canada flight AC939 from Tampa to Toronto
- Westjet flight WS2581 from Cancun to Toronto on Jan. 1
- Sunwing flight WG514 from Cancun to Toronto on Jan. 2
- Emirates flight EK241 from Dubai to Toronto on Jan. 2
- Air Transat flight TS141 from Punta Cana to Toronto on Jan. 2
- Air Canada flight AC7687 from Boston to Toronto on Jan. 2
- Air Canada flight AC843 from Dublin to Toronto on Jan. 2
- Air Canada flight AC1421 from Varadero to Toronto on Jan. 2
- Westjet flight WS1175 from Fort Myers to Toronto on Jan. three
- United Airways flight UA3862 from Washington to Toronto on Jan. three
- Pakistan Worldwide Airways flight PK797 from Lahore to Toronto on Jan. three
- Lufthansa flight LH470 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Jan. three
- LOT Polish Airways flight LO45 from Warsaw to Toronto on Jan. three
- Etihad Airways flight EY141 from Abu Dhabi to Toronto on Jan. three
- American Airways from AA3080 from Chicago to Toronto on Jan. three
- Air Canada flight AC91 from Sao Paula to Toronto on Jan. three
- Air Canada flight AC983 from Montego Bay to Toronto on Jan. three
- Air Canada flight AC790 from Los Angeles to Toronto on Jan. three
- Air Canada flight AC941 from Fort Myers to Toronto on Jan. three
- Ethiopian Airways flight ET552 from Addis Ababa to Toronto on Jan. four
- Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Jan. 5
- Air Canada flight AC1713 from Punta Cana to Toronto on Jan. four
- Air Canada flight AC843 from Dublin to Toronto on Jan. four
- Avianca flight AV626 from San Salvador to Toronto on Jan. 5
- Air Transat flight TS657 from Holguin to Toronto on Jan. 5
- Air Canada flight AC1673 from Orlando to Toronto on Jan. 5
- Copa Airways flight CM470 from Panama Metropolis to Toronto on Jan. 6
- Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Jan. 7
- Air Canada flight AC911 from Fort Lauderdale to Toronto on Jan. 9