Quebec Police Will Be Issuing Fines To Travellers Who Return Home & Don't Quarantine

International travellers are required to quarantine after coming back to Canada.
Quebec Police Will Be Issuing Fines To Travellers Who Return Home & Don't Quarantine

In a press conference on January 29, Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault confirmed that Quebec police will be able to issue fines to travellers who return to the province from abroad and do not respect the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

The announcement came hours after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that Canada's major airlines agreed to suspend all flights to "sun destinations" after numerous calls from Premier François Legault to tighten travel restrictions in Canada

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As of Monday, [...] Quebec police should be fully equipped to give [...] tickets to people who are not respecting the rules of their quarantine.

Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault

Guilbault said that while police forces in the province began to monitor travellers returning home last week to ensure they follow 14-day quarantine procedures, Quebec police will be able to issue fines to those who break Canada's quarantine regulation as of February 1.

She said that the Sûreté du Quebec receives a list of travellers returning home from abroad from the federal government.

Earlier in the day, Trudeau explained that international travellers returning home from trips abroad will undergo mandatory PCR testing at their airport of arrival.

Then, they'll have to wait at designated hotels at their own expense until they receive their test results.

Those with negative tests will be able to then quarantine at home, while those with positive tests will have to quarantine at "designated government facilities."

Guilbault made clear that though there are still questions that need to be answered about the new measures for travellers, overall the Quebec government is "satisfied" with the federal government's announcements. 

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