CBSA has intercepted hundreds of fake COVID-19 tests, vaccine documents – CTV

November 30, 2021

OTTAWA — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) says it has intercepted hundreds of suspected falsified or fraudulent COVID-19 test results and proof of vaccination credentials since they were required for travel.

Between Jan. 7 and Oct. 31, the CBSA logged 374 suspected fake test results – 160 at airports, and 187 at land borders – and 92 suspected fake vaccine documents between July 5 and the same date.

“All of these individuals were referred to [the Public Health Agency of Canada] for further assessment and possible enforcement,” a CBSA statement to reads.

The agency noted that a further breakdown of figures, including information related to the specific ports of entry or the possible origin of fraudulent documents, is not available.

Presenting false information and documentation to Government of Canada officials, such as border officials, can result in financial penalties up to $75,000 and, or six months in prison.

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