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Two American Travelers Face Heavy Fines Over Providing False Health Information to Canadian Officials

The government of Canada has fined to US travelers who arrived in Toronto almost $20,000 each for non-compliance with entry requirements. This was reported by the CA Public Health Agency.

The travelers provided false information related to proof of vaccination and pre-departure tests. They also did not comply with requirements related to on-arrival testing and staying at government approved accommodations according to the PHA.

Each travel racked up four fines a piece costing them $19,720.

The PHA stated that all travelers arriving in Canada are require by law to answer all with true answers. Providing false information verbally or by document upon entry (like vaccination records) is a serious offense and good result not only in heavy fines but criminal charges.

Penalties for using false information on a vaccination status may include fines up to $750,000, six months in prison, or both the Public Health Agency reported.

 

 

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Along with Nation’s Capital, Smithsonian Now Requiring All Patrons to Mask Up

World renowned research institute and museum system, The Smithsonian Institution, reversed its mask policy, requiring visitors as young as 2 to wear a face covering to enter their museums. The change comes amidst concerns over the fast-spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus.

The Smithsonian, considered to be the world’s largest museum, research and education complex with its 19 museums mostly concentrated in the United States capitol city, Washington DC stated that now all patrons will be required to wear a mask whether they are vaccinated or not.

This change reflects the mask requirements all over the capital city. The District of Columbia will now again require people to wear masks while indoors according to Mayor Muriel Bowser.

The requirement applies to all of those vaccinated or not and are two years or older.

Smithsonian visitors will be able to remove masks while drinking or eating in designated areas.