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Americans Who Faked Vaccine Docs Fined $16K Each

They arrived in Toronto the week of July 18
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2021 3:15 AM CDT
Americans Who Faked Vaccine Docs Fined $16K Each
In this Jan. 10, 2021 file photo, Sarah Gonzalez of New York, a Nurse Practitioner, displays a COVID-19 vaccine card at a New York Health and Hospitals vaccine clinic in the Brooklyn borough of New York.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

(Newser) – Two Americans who traveled to Canada using fake vaccine documents have been fined about $16,000 each. They also faked pre-departure COVID tests, and were cited for not complying with Canada's requirements for post-arrival testing and accommodations, Fox News reports. In order to travel to Canada, visitors must have a negative COVID test result before boarding the plane, and then must quarantine at an approved hotel in Canada until another test for COVID comes back negative, but the requirements are eased for fully vaccinated travelers, Canada's public health agency says. The travelers in question arrived in Toronto from the US the week of July 18. (Read more Canada stories.)

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