Government of Canada and partners improve process to notify air travellers potentially exposed to COVID-19 on domestic flights
“As Canada continues to work towards the safe re-opening of its borders and as we take steps to strengthen our air transportation network, public health remains at the forefront. I thank the provincial and territorial governments, the public health authorities, and Canada’s air carriers who came together to address this emerging issue. Contact tracing and exposure notification is a key tool to assist health officials in their role to limit the spread of the virus, and this enhanced process will provide an additional layer of measures to help protect for those travelling by air domestically.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
Passengers will be asked to provide their contact information, such as email and/or phone number, at check-in for the purposes of facilitating contact tracing and/or exposure notification where necessary.
If a risk of COVID-19 exposure has been identified, Public health authorities will determine whether a contact trace of passengers is needed and/or how to directly notify potentially exposed passengers.
Individuals may also consult the Public Health Agency of Canada website to see whether their flight was affected.
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