The Red Sox will return to the US from Toronto by bus, not plane, to avoid straining anyone who tests positive.

Apr 29, 2022

Win or lose, when the Boston Red Sox leave the Rogers Centre after their game against the Blue Jays Thursday evening, they won’t be flying out of Toronto. Instead, they will take a two-hour bus ride to Buffalo and fly from there to Baltimore for their game on Friday against the Orioles.

The team’s circuitous route means they will cross the border from Canada to the United States on the ground, and not in the air. That matters because anyone boarding an international flight to the United States must show a negative result on a recent coronavirus test — but there is no such requirement for land crossings.

The Red Sox are willing to tolerate the additional travel time from Toronto to eliminate the risk of having to leave anyone behind — player or staff member — who might test positive in Canada.

The Blue Jays did the same maneuver earlier this month, driving 100 miles to Buffalo and then flying to Boston from there for their series at Fenway Park.

Source: The New York Times
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