Canadians flee Cancun with fake vaccination passports – The Mazatlán Post

A group of 27 Canadian passengers who had hosted a party on a plane during their trip to Mexico, escaped from Cancun to return to their country and according to Canadian authorities, most of the participants presented a false vaccination certificate .

Local media reported that the travelers managed to flee Cancún and travel to Panama to return to Montreal, after airlines Sunwing, Air Transat and Air Canada denied them a return flight.

The passengers reportedly returned on four different flights, where they were held back in Canada to comply with a mandatory quarantine and face investigations from the Canadian Aviation Safety Agency, Transport Canada, health authorities and others government agencies.

The local Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, assured that all travelers will have to respect quarantine. While a government spokesman said they will open an investigation for false papers which warrants heavy economic fines and prison terms of up to six months, according to Le Presse newspaper.

While the Journal de Montreal claimed that tour operator James William Awad could also face hefty fines as he is not a licensed travel agent.

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Some of the participants, identified as “influencers” of social networks and television programs, suffered personal consequences for their action, since some of these people were fired or suspended from their jobs.

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