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Canada Will Use 'Security Companies' To Ensure Travellers Follow Quarantine Rules

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Canada's Travel Rules: Feds Will Use 'Security Companies' To Ensure Travellers Comply

Following an update to Canada’s travel rules, the federal government has confirmed that “security companies” will be used to ensure incoming travellers are complying with quarantine restrictions.

In a statement related to international travel, Transport Canada revealed that the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) will work alongside security firms to help complete “compliance checks.”

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PHAC is working with security companies to help complete compliance checks for travellers arriving in Canada. Transport Canada

Authorized as “Screening Officers” under Canada’s Quarantine Act, the staff have been trained by PHAC to complete checks on incoming air passengers.

“These Screening Officers will visit travellers’ quarantine locations to establish contact, confirm identity and confirm that travellers are at the place of quarantine they identified upon entry into Canada,” explains the statement.

The staff members are expected to complete checks in 35 cities across Canada, starting in Montreal and Toronto.

Failure to comply with the government’s updated travel requirements could result in fines of up to $750,000 or even jail time.

It comes as several new rules for incoming travellers are set to be implemented, including mandatory COVID-19 testing upon arrival and a multi-day stay in a quarantine hotel.

Anybody entering Canada by air will also be required to download the ArriveCAN app, provide details about their quarantine plan and show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding a flight.

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