Novak Djokovic has received the Australian Open 9 instances in his profession.© AFP
Australia stated Thursday it had cancelled the entry visa of Novak Djokovic, opening the best way to his detention and elimination in a dramatic reversal for the tennis world primary. The vaccine-sceptic Serb had landed in Melbourne a couple of hours earlier, after celebrating on social media that he had a medical exemption to play within the Australian Open with out proof he was totally vaccinated towards Covid-19.
The exemption, granted by match organisers after his utility had been cleared by two medical panels, sparked fury amongst Australians who’ve endured lockdowns and restrictions for 2 years. However the nine-time Australian Open champion, who touched down at Melbourne airport late Wednesday, by no means bought previous border management.
“Mr Djokovic failed to supply acceptable proof to fulfill the entry necessities to Australia, and his visa has been subsequently cancelled,” the Australian Border Pressure stated in a press release.
“Non-citizens who don’t maintain a sound visa on entry or who’ve had their visa cancelled can be detained and faraway from Australia,” it added.
“The Australian Border Pressure will proceed to make sure that those that arrive at our border adjust to our legal guidelines and entry necessities.”
Serbia president accuses Australia of ‘maltreatment’ of Djokovic
Serbia’s president on Wednesday blasted Australia for the “maltreatment” of Novak Djokovic because the world primary had his visa cancelled after arriving in Melbourne.
President Aleksandar Vucic stated on Instagram he spoke with Djokovic over the telephone and instructed him that “the entire of Serbia is with him and that our authorities are endeavor all measures so that maltreatment of the world’s greatest tennis participant ends as quickly as attainable”.
“Consistent with all requirements of worldwide public regulation, Serbia will combat for Novak Djokovic, justice and reality.”
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