Canada Border Services Agency is warning members of the Canadian Trucking Alliance of a “fake” text message purporting to be from the Government of Canada which demands all travellers returning to Canada from the U.S. to self-quarantine for 14 days. It also tells recipients to contact public health officials if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and click on a fake bit.ly link.
CBSA tells CTA they are aware of the text being received by some commercial truck drivers. The agency confirms it is not a valid form of government communication and is working on messaging to travellers to address the issue.
As essential workers, cross-border truck drivers remain exempt from the 14-day quarantine rule.