Americans traveling through British Columbia fined for breaking COVID-19 rules


FORT ST. JOHN (NEWS 1130) – A trip to Alaska cost three Americans an additional $ 1,000 each.Since tightened border control measures came into effect at the end of July, 17 tickets have been issued.

Of those tickets, three belong to a group of men from Washington State who are traveling to Alaska via Fort St. John.

British Columbia RCMP Staff Sergeant Janelle Shoihet explains that even though the three didn’t lie about their departure for Alaska, they chose to eat at a restaurant when they got together. are arrested in Fort St. John for the night.

“They knew they were required to follow these guidelines, which included wearing an appropriate mask, avoiding contact with others,” she says.

“An employee admitted he was driving a tackled vehicle in the United States, worried about the people in the restaurant and reported it.”

The men were found at the local restaurant on August 31 and were in contact with two Canadians. These Canadians were asked to self-isolate for 14 days and completed their quarantine in mid-September.

Shoihet adds that the men were allowed to continue into Alaska, but it is not clear whether they all paid the fine.

The last recorded COVID-19 violation was on September 22.

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