Multiple travellers have been fined after refusing to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Toronto.
Peel Regional Police told Daily Hive that three people have received $750 tickets since mandatory testing of international travellers was implemented at Pearson International Airport on February 1.
“I can confirm that officers issued three tickets under a Section 22 order this week,” Constable Akhil Mooken said.
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The order, which mandates the on-arrival testing at Pearson, has been in place since Monday. Refusing a test can result in a $75o fine.
While travellers await their results, they are required to quarantine at a supervised hotel at their own expense.
If their COVID-19 test is negative, they are allowed to complete the remainder of their 14-day quarantine period at home. If it’s positive, though, they are taken to a government facility.
International travellers must also have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken with 72 hours in order to enter Canada.