Fines for skipping Canada’s mandatory hotel quarantine have gone up.
In an announcement on Thursday, the Federal Government said international air passengers now face fines of up to $5,000 for refusing to stay in quarantine at one of their approved hotels.
Passengers refusing to take the mandatory COVID-19 test would be subject to the same fines.
The previous fine was set at $3,000.
The feds introduced the hotel quarantine program back in February, mandating air passengers to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival and spend up to three days of their 14-day quarantine at a government-approved hotel to wait for COVID-19 test results.