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NBA informed teams that unvaccinated players will not be able to play in Toronto

The NBA informed all teams in the league on Monday that players who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be allowed to play in games agains


The NBA informed all teams in the league on Monday that players who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be allowed to play in games against the Toronto Raptors in Canada.

The only way for an unvaccinated player to play in Canada is to show a valid medical excuse justifying why he has not been able to receive the respective doses against the virus.

The NBA had recently announced that the restrictions for unvaccinated players in the 2022-23 season were going to be minimal, but in the same way, Canada continues to have strong security measures for all people who enter the country.

Both home and away players are still subject to Canadian rules for unvaccinated travelers, which require a 14-day quarantine period upon entering the country, preventing any unvaccinated NBA player from facing the Raptors. .

There was no league-wide vaccination mandate for players last season, but COVID-19 shots were required for all team personnel who worked within 15 feet of players or officials during games. That group included coaches, members of the front office, and coaches.