Coronavirus: Some travellers through Toronto Pearson airport violating Quarantine Act

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police say several people have refused to comply with new COVID-19 restrictions after arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Peel Regional Police say most cases were resolved after conversations with officers but some people still refused to comply and were fined.

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The Quarantine Act says anyone arriving in Canada must stay in an isolation hotel for three nights.

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They may only leave after a negative COVID-19 test, but are expected to self-isolate for a total of 14 days.

Police say they will not detain anyone for violating the Quarantine Act absent aggravating circumstances such as an offence under the Criminal Code.


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