Federal hiking fines for hotel quarantine offenders

Ottawa — The Government of Canada raises fines for air travelers who refuse to quarantine at designated hotels for three days after arriving in Canada.

Travelers facing a $ 3,000 fine if they do not comply with the requirements will be responsible for paying a $ 5,000 fine starting Thursday instead.

The move took place a week after the Federal Advisory Board raised a number of hotel quarantine issues and advised the government to suspend them.

The Commission instead suggested that the hotel should be quarantined only if the traveler failed to present a reliable quarantine plan.

Hundreds of tickets have reportedly been distributed to violators since the hotel’s quarantine was first introduced in February.

Quarantine requirements include concerns about whether to actually prevent the spread of COVID-19 and that many air travelers are circumventing the requirement by flying into the United States and driving into Canada. , Has been criticized for several reasons.

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