55 flights have come into Canada with COVID-19 infected passengers so far this month
More and more flights keep arriving in Canada carrying passengers infected with COVID-19.
According to the Canadian government, about two dozen more flights landed at major airports across the country carrying COVID-19 infected travellers.
There have been a total number of 55 flights with passengers who tested positive for the disease between Aug. 1 and Aug. 18.
While the majority of these flights touched down in Toronto, some also landed in Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal.
The federal government is continuing to warn Canadians against leaving the country for leisurely purposes although some airlines have begun advertising international travel again.
Just last week, Air Canada starting promoting leisure flight to the U.S. despite the country's explosive growth in coronavirus cases.
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For those who do choose to cross Canada's borders, it is still mandatory to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning.
The border has been closed to all non-Canadians since March and flights arriving from outside the country are only allowed to land in the four aforementioned cities.
In order to help prevent the spread of the disease, the government will be implementing temperature screening stations in the country's busiest airports in September.
Passengers with higher temperatures and no medical explanations for the elevated temperature will not be allowed to fly and will be asked to re-book their trip in 14 days.
To date, Canada has about 125,000 COVID-19 cases.
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