Canadians Who Lie About Their Vaccines To Skip Travel Measures Will Be Fined Up To $750K
Travel restrictions will be eased for fully vaccinated Canadian travellers. 👇
The federal government plans to crack down on anybody who lies about their COVID-19 vaccination status in order to skip travel restrictions in Canada.
Starting July 5 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada may be exempt from quarantine and day-8 testing. Pre-entry and arrival tests are still required. \n\nMore information: https://ow.ly/4i8950FfRJ8\u00a0pic.twitter.com/8dV3zV6PMV— Health Canada and PHAC (@Health Canada and PHAC) 1624370419
Under Canada's Criminal Code, those who lie about whether they've been fully vaccinated could also face up to six months in jail for forgery.
These penalties also apply to anybody in Canada who violates quarantine or isolation measures, too.
This comes as restrictions are set to be eased from July 5 for eligible fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
The updates will enable qualifying travellers to skip the two-week quarantine upon arrival in Canada, in addition to the hotel stay and day-eight COVID-19 test.
Travellers will be required to share their proof of vaccination status via the ArriveCAN app.
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