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Travellers fined after allegedly presenting altered COVID 19 tests before flights


May 7, 2021
The Canadian Press

Two people have been fined thousands of dollars after federal officials allege they showed altered COVID-19 test results before boarding flights to Toronto.

Transport Canada says one passenger was fined $6,500 for allegedly presenting an altered test before flying from the Dominican Republic on Feb. 8.

It says that passenger also made a false declaration to the air carrier about their health status.

The agency alleges another passenger was fined $2,500 for allegedly presenting an altered test before a flight from the United States on April 3.

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The government requires air travellers to obtain a negative result on a molecular COVID-19 test within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Canada.

Airlines are instructed to refuse boarding to travellers who fail to meet that condition.

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