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Tens of thousands of passengers connect from international to domestic flights before quarantine

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plane during the pandemic: she needs to fly from Thunder Bay, Ont., to Toronto for cancer treatment.Gillis said she felt safe during the flight, speaking briefly to Global News after disembarking at Pearson Airport.As of Friday, her northern Ontario community of Thunder Bay only had one active COVID-19 case.

It’s linked to travel.Gillis was concerned to think her return trip could have passengers on board who connected via an international flight, and then switched to her domestic flight without quarantining first.In July 2020, an estimated 154,000 passengers arrived in Canada, and of those, an estimated 33,000 then took a domestic flight, according to Transport Canada.Countries such as New Zealand and Australia mandate arriving passengers.

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