Alaskan residents fined, escorted to United States after allegedly violating British Columbia’s Quarantine Act

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RCMP in British Columbia say four Americans were fined $ 500 each for violating emergency orders under the Quarantine Act.Spokeswoman Dawn Roberts said a vehicle bearing Alaska license plates raised suspicion in the Vancouver area late last month.

She says police found the vehicle and determined the driver and three passengers were in violation of restrictions in place for Americans traveling to and from Alaska via Canada.

These travelers have a reasonable amount of time to take the most direct route to their destination and receive a label for their rear view mirror indicating the date they are due to leave the country.

Roberts says it appears the four Alaskans were not on the most direct route to Washington state and were staying in British Columbia outside of the prescribed schedule.

The four travelers were escorted to the Peace Arch border crossing and Roberts says there is no indication that they pose a risk to public health.

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