Canadian authorities are trying to stem the coronavirus epidemic, in particular by monitoring the state of health of people entering the territory. Even if it means making those who try to defraud dearly pay.
Two Canadians returning from a trip to Mexico were fined 10,000 and 7,000 dollars for presenting false negative PCR tests, reports The Journal of Montreal. They also provided a false statement about their state of health.
Entry restrictions on the territory
“In both cases, the people knowingly embarked […] on January 23, 2021, after having tested positive for Covid-19 just days before their flight, ”Transport Canada said in a statement. Thanks to these false documents, the two offenders hoped to be able to return to their home despite the restrictive measures.
Canada indeed requires a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours to be able to enter the territory. “Transport Canada will continue to investigate reported incidents and will not hesitate to take enforcement action,” Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said on his Twitter account.