MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police say several people have refused to comply with new COVID-19 restrictions after arriving at 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.
The Quarantine Act says anyone arriving in Canada must stay in an isolation hotel for three nights.
They may only leave after a negative COVID-19 test, but are expected to self-isolate for a total of 14 days.
Staying in a government-approved isolation hotel for three nights will cost upwards of $2,000 per person, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said, although reporting since then has indicated that cost could be lower.*
Police say they will not detain anyone for violating the Quarantine Act absent aggravating circumstances such as an offence under the Criminal Code.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 24, 2021.
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*An earlier version of this story stated quarantine hotel cost is $2,000 per night. That has been corrected.