The Canadian government has approved a travel franchise for the final two rounds of the Stanley NHL Cup playoffs that will allow teams to cross the Canada-USA border without having to quarantine, according to the CBC.
NHL players and team staff will enter and leave the country on private jets. Players and team personnel from the United States to Canada will undergo COVID-19 testing before and after arrival in addition to daily coronavirus tests.
Readers should also stay in a modified quarantine bubble that includes the hotel staff and the arena, and should avoid interaction with the general public.
All players will continue to adhere to NHL health and safety protocols and other public health measures in Canada.
The winner of the Canadian Northern Division of the NHL will face an opponent in the United States. It will mark the first time that regular cross-border travel has taken place in the NHL since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Montreal Canadiens currently lead the Winnipeg Jets 2-0 in the Northern Division final. The winner of this series will face one of the three winners of the US division in the semifinals of the league.
The NHL had will discuss a plan for cross-border travel for a while.