powershell – Cannot apply an XML template to a SharePoint site

I am currently trying to use the PowerShell command Apply-PnPProvisioningTemplate to apply an XML template to a SharePoint site:

Apply-PnPProvisioningTemplate -Path "<path to the XML file>" -ClearNavigation

But I receive this error:

Apply-PnPProvisioningTemplate : The provided template is not valid!

This has worked without any problem before and I can’t figure out why this would happen.

Any help would be appreciated :]