Canada fines 2 idiots $20,000 for falsifying their vaccines
It is one thing to refuse to be vaccinated against covid-19 or to be tested for the virus – precautions which, unfortunately, are not mandatory in many parts of the world – but it is another to blatantly lie to the authorities about this, especially when visiting another country.
Canadian authorities announced that they recently caught two idiots traveling from the US to Toronto for failing to comply with entry requirements. according to new version From Public Health Canada, travelers provided false information regarding proof of vaccination credentials and pre-departure tests. In addition, they also fail to stay in government authorized accommodation, a requirement for people who have not been vaccinated.Conducting COVID-19 access tests.
The travelers, who arrived in Toronto in the week of July 18, received eight fines and would have to pay $19,720 each.
“The Government of Canada will continue to investigate reported incidents and will not hesitate to take enforcement action when it is warranted to protect the health of Canadians from the spread of COVID-19 and its variants of concern,” Public Health Canada said in the statement.
While this may sound like a lot of money, travelers could have been fined much more and even faced jail time. Canadian authorities say travelers are violating any quarantine or isolation instructions provided by a screening or quarantine official when entering the country They could face fines of $5,000 for each day they break the rules or for each violation. More serious penalties can result in up to six months in prison and/Or a $750,000 fine.
Under current Canadian travel regulations, fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents no longer have to spend time in them. Quarantine when they enter the country. The regulation also applies to Foreign nationals fully vaccinated which have an exemption to enter the country. (No non-essential travel for foreigners will be allowed until August 9). However, to be able to opt out of quarantine, travelers must submit documents proving their vaccination status and upload it to the ArriveCAN app.
Passengers who have not been vaccinated like the two in this case are required to stay in a government approved hotel for three days, self-quarantine for 14 days, and take covid-19 tests before leaving their flight, after their flight arrives, and eight days after, CTV News explained.
“All travelPublic Health Canada said that Canadian law requires people coming to Canada to answer honestly all questions. “Providing false information and/or documents to a Government of Canada official upon entry to Canada or making false statements or providing false documents, such as vaccination credentials, is a serious offense and may result in fines and/or criminal charges.”
In general, lying to the authorities is a bad idea. On a related note, it also appears that it will take more work. think about it. It is assumed that the passengers in question had to forge documents of an original appearance. It is much easier to get vaccinated and tested than to go through all that trouble. And while we’re on the topic of wasting time, just imagine how travelers’ journey turned after their pants caught fire.