December 2, 2021

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NBA, unvaccinated players will not be able to play in Canada from January

NBA players who have not been vaccinated against Govt-19 cannot travel inside Canada, Thus challenging Toronto Raptors, From January 15, 2022. The Canadian government has decided to end the vaccine ban for athletes. Minister Marco Mendicino announced the move on Friday with a press release CBS News.

Implications for the NBA World

“Non-vaccinated professional and amateur athletes will not be able to travel to Canada from January 15. Currently, NBA and NHL athletes who have not yet received one of Canada’s approved Covit-19 vaccines can enter the country under a national ban. From January 15, professional and amateur athletes will no longer be exempt.

According to the NBA, unvaccinated players can no longer travel to Toronto to play against the Raptors. Fortunately, this should not create too many problems for teams in the league at this time. The vaccination rate in the NBA is about 95%. The player most well known for not being vaccinated is undoubtedly Kyrie Irving, who is not currently on the field with his Brooklyn Nets.

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