Two travelers from United States fined $ 20,000 each for false vaccination documents – .

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Two travelers from United States fined $ 20,000 each for false vaccination documents – .


TORONTO – Two travelers who arrived in Toronto from the United States have been fined for providing false evidence of COVID-19 vaccination and lying about pre-departure testing.

The Public Health Agency of Canada says travelers also failed to comply with requirements to stay in a government-authorized hotel or to be tested upon arrival.

The agency said in a press release Friday that the travelers arrived last week and were fined four totaling $ 19,720 each.

On July 5, Canada relaxed quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated Canadians and foreign nationals with an exemption to enter the country, but they must upload their proof of vaccination in the ArriveCAN app before entering.

Those who are not fully vaccinated should still stay three days in a government-approved hotel, self-quarantine for 14 days, and undergo testing before departure, after arrival and eight days later.

The public health agency warns that all travelers are required to answer questions honestly and that providing false information or documents to government officials upon entering Canada is a serious offense.

The agency says failure to follow quarantine or isolation instructions upon entering Canada could result in a fine of $ 5,000 for each day of non-compliance or each violation, or more severe penalties, including six months in prison or a $ 750,000 fine.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 30, 2021.

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