NBA reportedly warns players they still can't play in Toronto without COVID-19 vaccination

Aug 9, 2022

NBA players won't be permitted to travel to Canada to play the Toronto Raptors next season without being vaccinated against COVID-19 or receiving an approved medical exemption.

Bleacher Report and ESPN reported on Monday that the league sent a memo to players reiterating the Canadian policy that was in place last year and has impacted MLB games this summer. Per the reports, players who miss time because of their vaccination status won't be paid for missed games. Teams are required to list those players as "Out: Health and Safety Protocols."

The NBA does not require players to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but local, regional and national laws can prohibit players from traveling or playing without being vaccinated. Canada requires international travelers entering the country to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Source: Yahoo Sports