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

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By Staff The Canadian Press

Posted June 6, 2021 2:08 pm

Updated June 6, 2021 2:28 pm

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.

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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-With files from Global News’ Hannah Jackson

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