Passengers on flight from Mexico City to YVR warned of possible COVID exposure

A flight from Mexico City to Vancouver has been flagged by provincial health officials after an undisclosed number of “affected seats” may have been exposed to COVID-19.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control recently added Aeromexico flight 696 to its list of flights where at least one passenger has been found to be infected with the virus causing COVID-19.

The new listing did not specify which seats were affected on the flights, meaning any passengers aboard the flight should “self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the flight.”

Travellers arriving to B.C. from outside of Canada are already required to file a 14-day self-isolation plan upon their return. For flight 696, that period of quarantine ended Thursday, July 9. 

Last week, at least four more flights were added to the BCCDC’s exposure list.