The Canada Border Services Agency says 30 people have allegedly tried to enter the country with fake test results. In January, travellers returning to Canada by air from abroad must produce a negative COVID-19 test.
The federal government ordered that all travellers over the age of five must show a negative test result. Failure to comply with the current border entry restrictions could lead up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $750,000, the CBSA says.
The agency says making false fraudulent attempts is a serious offence and may result in criminal charges. 10 suspected fraudulent test result documents were intercepted between January 7th and March 24th of this year at airports in Canada, and 20 at land ports of entry between February 15th and February 4th at land border crossings.
Two arrests were made at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, one on March 21st and one on February 8th, police say.
A person who causes a risk of imminent death or serious bodily harm to another person while willfully or recklessly contravening the federal Quarantine Act could face up to three years in prison.
News and picture source: CBC