July 29, 2021
(Reuters) – Major League Soccer will have three Canadian clubs set up temporary bases in the United States in late 2020 due to border restrictions related to COVID-19 on Thursday for the remaining 2021 home matches in Canada. He said he could host everything.
MLS said the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Immigration Minister have approved a national interest exemption outlining a protocol that will allow all league players to participate in cross-border matches with Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver Whitecaps. I did.
According to MLS, all traveling players and staff will continue the COVID-19 test before and upon arrival in Canada, regardless of vaccination status.
Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals must comply with the modified quarantine and can only participate in work activities if the COVID-19 test is negative.
The three Canadian teams finished the 2020 season at their “home” base in the United States and stayed there until the start of the 2021 season in April.
Toronto and Montreal started the 2021 season in Florida, and Vancouver played home games in Utah.
Toronto and Montreal hosted a selected number of games in their actual homes in early July, and MLS said last week that all three Canadian clubs were allowed to host August home games in their respective markets. Said.
MLS also said that 96% of all Tier 1 individuals in the group, including players and club staff working closely with the team, are fully vaccinated.
(Report by Frank Ping of Toronto, edited by Christian Radledge)
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