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Travelers to Canada fined $20K after falsifying COVID vaccination info

US extends border travel restrictions to Mexico, Canada through Aug. 21

The United States has extended Mexico, Canada border restrictions on nonessential travel until August 21.


Two travelers trying to enter Toronto from the U.S. were each fined nearly $20,000 after providing false information related to proof of vaccination and pre-departure COVID tests, according to Canadian officials.

The travelers tried to enter Toronto from the U.S. during the week of July 18, the Public Health Agency of Canada said in a news release. They provided false information and were found noncompliant with the requirement to stay at a government-authorized accommodation and test upon arrival, according to the release.

They each received four fines totaling $19,720, officials said.

Travel restrictions for vaccinated Americans wanting to enter Canada are set to ease in August, but the country continues to enforce strict requirements for entry. 

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, people registered under the Indian Act and protected persons can enter Canada, but must show a negative COVID test. Most travelers must also quarantine 14 days upon arrival. Dual Canadian citizens can enter with a valid passport or special…

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