Canada is said to be ending all vaccination requirements for people entering the country.
This means unvaccinated NBA players can play in Toronto without fear of suspensions, suspensions or fines. This news comes after a year of drama surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine and players in the NBA and the sports world.
As things stand now, the Canadian government requires everyone entering the country to get their first and second covid shot or a shot of Johnson & Johnson at least two weeks in advance.
This proposed new move from Canada comes after the NBA issued a league memo to teams last month. In the memo, the league informed teams that players must still receive an initial course of the Covid vaccine or obtain medical clearance to receive one.
That being said, the Canadian government still needs Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sign and finalize this act. This past 2021-2022 NBA season was not short of players who used the platform to protest against the Covid-19 vaccine. The most notable NBA players who were unable to play or travel to Toronto last season were Kyrie Irving and Matisse Thybulle.
Andrew Wiggins, who initially objected to getting the vaccine, has expressed regret over getting the vaccine. While we wait to see what the Prime Minister decides, we are in for another big shakeup to hit the league.