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NBA: Unvaccinated players won't be allowed to travel to Canada for games

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Posted at 6:53 PM, Dec 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-07 18:53:46-05

Unvaccinated NBA players will not be allowed to travel to and from Canada next year.

The Toronto Raptors are the only Canadian team in the league.

A memo obtained by ESPN and CNN says that unvaccinated players will not be able to play in Toronto starting Jan. 15 due to the country's COVID-19 restrictions.

CNN reports that the travel restrictions will impact approximately 15 players.

Teams are reportedly required to provide the league with a list of unvaccinated players by Friday.

The league says 97% of its players are vaccinated, and 60% have received a booster shot, according to ESPN.