The BC Centre for Disease Control has added 10 flights to its list of COVID-19 exposures.
The flights, which either took off or landed in Vancouver, were added to the list on Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6. They all took place in late Jan. and early Feb.
Eight of the 10 flights added are domestic; the only international flights landed in Vancouver from Mexico City and Los Angeles.
The BCCDC adds flights to its list when a passenger on board is confirmed to have had COVID-19, and are added as the centre learns of the exposures.
- Jan. 24: Air Canada 301, Montreal to Vancouver
- Jan. 26: Air Canada Flight 115, Toronto to Vancouver
- Jan. 29: AeroMexico 696, Mexico City to Vancouver
- Feb. 1: Air Canada Flight 224, Vancouver to Calgary
- Feb. 1: Air Canada Flight 855, London to Vancouver
- Feb. 1: Air Canada 551, Los Angeles to Vancouver
- Feb. 1: Air Canada/Jazz 8239, Terrace to Vancouver
- Feb. 1: Air Canada/Jazz 8550, Vancouver to Regina
- Feb. 1: WestJet 711, Toronto to Vancouver
- Feb 2: Air Canada 306, Vancouver to Montreal
Domestic travellers are not required to quarantine in British Columbia, but health officials have advised against non-essential travel within Canada for months.
Anyone arriving internationally, however, must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. They're also required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flight, but that test can be taken up to 72 hours before they take off.
Anyone who was on one of the affected flights should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, seeking testing and self-isolating if any develop.
B.C. health officials do not directly contact everyone who was on a flight with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Instead, public notifications are posted on the BCCDC's website.