Feds to allow winner of NHL North Division to cross Canada-U.S. border amid COVID-19


The federal government has granted a travel exemption that will allow the winner of the NHL’s all-Canadian North Division and one or two American counterparts to cross the border without having to isolate for 14 days during the third and final rounds of the playoffs.

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The Canada-U.S. border was closed to all non-essential travellers in March of 2020.

A two-week isolation period is currently required for all non-essential travellers entering the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NHL, now in playoff season, had been grappling with how to continue playing while navigating the shuttered border.


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Currently, two Canadian teams — the Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets, remain in the race for the Stanley Cup.

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The winner of the Canadiens and Jets series will continue on to play either the Vegas Golden Knights, or Colorado Avalanche.

More to come…

-With files from Global News’ Hannah Jackson





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