A pair of Americans who crossed the Canadian border were caught recklessly flouting their northern neighbors’ coronavirus quarantine rules.
A 66-year-old man and 65-year-old woman, both from Excelsior, Minn., entered Canada on June 24 and were instructed to go directly to their destination and quarantine for 14 days, according to CTV.
“Both individuals failed to comply with the … Quarantine Act and were observed making stops in the Town of Fort Frances,” the Ontario Provincial Police said in a statement.
The two were each fined about $736, according to CTV.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau instituted the quarantine for travelers in March and the rule is expected to last until at least the end of August.
Americans traveling through Canada to reach Alaska are exempt from the quarantine, but Canadian officials have warned about people taking advantage of the loophole.
In early June, Trudeau slightly relaxed the restrictions for immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
“This is an incredibly difficult time to be apart from a spouse, a child, or mom or dad,” he said at the time.
As of Sunday, Canada has reported more than 100,000 cases and about 8.700 deaths.