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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

COVID-19 exposure is possible on flights from Iqaluit to Pond Inlet

flights from Iqaluit to Pond Inlet

Key Takeaways:

  • The Nunavut government has issued guidance to travelers on two flights scheduled on Nov. 2.
  • Delay travel till you are fully vaccinated.

Passengers on two Nunavut flights have been warned that they may be infected to COVID-19. The information was shared on social media by the Nunavut administration this weekend. 

Passengers who traveled Canadian North flight 5T101 from Ottawa to Iqaluit on Nov. 2 or Canadian North flight 5T880 from Iqaluit to Pond Inlet on Nov. 2 are requested to get a COVID-19 test and isolate until Nov. 16.

The government has also announced special guidance for passengers seated near row 15 on the Ottawa-Iqaluit flight and near row 8 on the Iqaluit-Pond Inlet route.

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Iqaluit to Pond Inlet

Anyone seated in the three rows behind or in front of these rows, whether vaccinated or not, is asked to phone the health hotline to have a COVID-19 swab.

Also, anyone on each of these flights is recommended to keep an focus out for symptoms and self-isolate before calling the hotline if they appear. On Nov. 12, a case of COVID-19 was caught in Pond Inlet. It’s the territory’s first reported case in over two weeks.

What You Need to Know

  • Before you travel, check the COVID-19 situation at your destination.
  • Indoors on public transportation and at U.S. transit hubs, wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is compulsory 
  • Travel restrictions may be imposed by state, local, and territorial governments.
  • If you are not completely vaccinated, get tested among a viral test 1-3 days before your trip.
  • If you haven’t been fully vaccinated and need to travel, get tested before and after your trip.
  • You should not travel if you have been exposed to COVID-19, are sick, or test positive for COVID-19.

source: nunatsiaq, CDC

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