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Why Novak Djokovic was denied entry to Australia

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Why Novak Djokovic was denied entry to Australia

Nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic may not be able to defend his 2021 title after his visa to enter Australia was canceled following an outcry over his controversial “medical exemption” from the country’s coronavirus vaccination rules.

Why Novak Djokovic was denied entry to Australia

Djokovic, the men’s tennis world no.1, hasn’t publicly revealed his vaccination status but in a news conference on Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he “didn’t have a valid medical exemption” to the vaccination requirement for all arrivals.

“Entry with a visa requires double vaccination or a medical exemption,” Morrison said. “I am advised that such an exemption was not in place, and as a result, he is subject to the same rules as everyone else.”

“There are many visas granted, if you have a visa and you’re double vaccinated you’re very welcome to come here,” he added.

Djokovic’s legal team sought an urgent injunction against the Australian Border Forces’ decision to revoke his visa.

The country’s Federal Court has adjourned the decision until Monday on whether he will be allowed to remain in Australia or be deported, according to reports.

Djokovic will be staying in Australia overnight as the injunction goes through the courts.

 

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