Canada to bar entry to unvaccinated pro athletes starting Jan. 15

Canada to bar entry to unvaccinated pro athletes starting Jan. 15


Professional athletes not yet inoculated against COVID-19 are about to be barred from entering Canada, the country’s health minister said Friday.

Canada, which requires international travelers entering the country to be vaccinated, has up until now exempted professional and amateur athletes from the policy, the CBC reported.

But with COVID-19 vaccines easy to get and widely available, things are changing, said Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino.

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“As of January 15th, there will no longer be an exemption in place for professional and amateur athletes,” said Mendicino, a member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s governing Liberal Party.

The rules could impact teams in the NHL, NBA, Major League Soccer and Major League Baseball — all of which have at least one Canadian club.

As of September, 95

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