Breaking Canada's Quarantine Rules Could Result In 6 Months In Prison & $750K Fines
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If you want to avoid hefty fines or even prison time, it's probably best to followif you decide to travel.
Followingfor incoming travellers, the government is reminding visitors and returning residents that the penalties for non-compliance are pretty serious.
In a tweet shared on January 2, just days after officials promised to Health Canada warned that “violating any instructions provided when you entered [Canada] is an offence under the Quarantine Act.”
Per their notice, failing toas directed could result in “up to six months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines.”
In a press conference last week, Canadian officials announced plans to makefor incoming travellers, as well as stricter enforcement of the quarantine period.
According to the Government of Canada, failing to respect these mandatory requirements is “a serious offence with consequences and penalties.”
On December 29, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) revealed that the country’sare “working” in the fight against COVID-19.
Only around 2% of Canada’s known cases have originated from travel outside of the country, although several Canadians have nowof COVID-19, which is believed to be up to 70% more contagious.