Police in Canada arrested an international traveller who presented fake COVID-19 test results.
International travellers bound for Canada are required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flights.
Upon arrival, international travellers are required to present this proof to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and public health officers at the airport.
The Government of Ontario, which has jurisdiction over Toronto Pearson International Airport, requires international travellers to take another COVID-19 test upon arrival.
Toronto Pearson International Airport (also known as Lester B. Pearson International Airport) is Canada’s largest airport, serving more than 47 million passengers per year.
International travellers who refuse to take this test at the airport can be issued a CAD$750.00 penalty.
Peel Regional Police were called by CBSA officers on February 8, 2021 when they discovered the fake COVID-19 test results.
It is currently one of only four airports in Canada that are allowed to accept international flights at this time.
Officers were conducting document checks on international travellers at the airport when the fake COVID-19 test results were discovered.
According to police, the international traveller had also tested positive for COVID-19.
The 29 year old Stratford, ON man was released by police and turned over to public health officers who took him to a hotel for the mandatory 14 day quarantine period.
He has been ordered to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, ON on April 19, 2021.
PEOPLE ALSO ASK:
Do I need to have a negative COVID-19 test to travel to Canada?
Effective January 7, 2021 all international travellers entering Canada by air will be required to provide written or electronic proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
How long before boarding a flight to Canada should I take the COVID-19 test?
Tests must have been taken no longer than 72 hours before their scheduled flight.
What are the accepted types of COVID-19 tests for travelling to Canada?
Only polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) tests will be accepted by airlines to allow international travellers to board their flights to Canada.
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