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OTTAWA — New stats from the Canada Border Services Agency show that 30 people entering Canada in recent weeks had what appeared to be faked COVID-19 test results.

Both the CBC and CTV are reporting that the latest numbers sent by the CBSA indicate that potentially faked results were submitted by 10 travellers entering Canada from international flights, between Jan. 7 – March 24, 2021.




Another 20 suspected fake results were flagged at the Canada-U.S. land border, Feb. 15 – March 24, 2021.

The requirement for proof of a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours pre-boarding has been in place for international air travellers since Jan. 7, 2021. The requirement was extended to the land border effective Feb. 15, 2021.

The 30 suspected faked tests are a drop in the bucket however compared to overwhelming compliance with the PCR test requirement. CBSA stats indicate a compliance rate of 99.8% for air travellers entering Canada over the past seven days, and 99.74% at the land border.

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