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Alberta, Jun 22 (IBNS): Seven tickets were issued by Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to Americans who stopped in Banff National Park in Alberta to see the sights last week despite Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)'s current rules which bans non-essential travel between Canada and the United States till July 21, media reports said.
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According to CBSA's current rules, Americans traveling through Canada to get home or get to work in Alaska must travel along a direct path.
Americans traveling through Canada to the United States are required to declare the purpose of their travel to the officers at the CBSA and only if their purposes are deemed essential, CBSA allows them to proceed.
At least six of the seven tickets issued last week, said RCMP Cpl. Deanna Fontaine, under the Alberta Health Act at a rate of $1,200 each, were related to Americans who had stopped for long periods of time to go hiking in Banff National Park.