Two American travelers lied about receiving negative virus tests, and about their vaccination status, in order to travel to Canada, authorities say. Now, they are being fined approximately $16,000 each.
The tourists apparently arrived sometime around July 18, and they also failed to meet the requirements that the government has implemented for travelers upon their arrival. These rules include provisions like staying at a hotel for several nights until a negative test is produced.
“Violating any quarantine or isolation instructions provided to travelers by a screening officer or quarantine officer when entering Canada is also an offense under the Quarantine Act and could lead to a $5,000 fine for each day of non-compliance…” officials said.