Novak Djokovic denied entry at Australian border, could miss Australian Open

Novak Djokovic denied entry at Australian border, could miss Australian Open

The world’s No.1-ranked men’s tennis player, Novak Djokovic, may end up missing the 2022 Australian Open over his vaccination status.

Djokovic was stopped at the Australian border over a visa problem related to his vaccination status, Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt confirmed Wednesday. According to reports, Djokovic applied for a type of visa that is not applicable for people who have been granted a medical exemption from the COVID vaccines.

Djokovic’s application “did not pass the standards of proof that were required by the Australian border force,” Hunt said. “It’s one rule for all under this Australian government.”

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tweeted that Djokovic’s visa has been canceled. “Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders. No one is above these rules,” he added.

Djokovic, who has not publicly disclosed whether or not he is vaccinated against COVID-19, applied for a…

Continue reading

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *