Canada Fines Travelers $20,000 Each for Using Forged Covid Results and Proof of Vaccination

By Anna Breuer on 2 August 2021
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Officials in Canada said they had fined two travelers from the United States almost 20,000 Canadian dollars ($15,919) each for non-compliance with entry requirements.

Public Health Agency of Canada said that the travelers, who arrived on July 18, provided forged proof of vaccination and Covid test documents.  The agency also said that they did not comply with requirements mandating on-arrival testing and staying at a government-approved hotel for the quarantine period.

Arriving travelers “are obligated by Canadian law to respond truthfully to all questions,” the agency said in a statement.

“Providing false information and/or documents to a Government of Canada official upon entry to Canada or making false statements or presenting fraudulent documents, such as vaccination credentials, is a serious offence and may result in fines and/or criminal charges.”

The penalties for providing false information can be as high as 750,000 Canadian dollars and six months in prison, the agency said.

Each traveler received four fines, totaling 19,720 Canadian dollars for each person.

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