Melbourne. Australia has canceled the visa of world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic ahead of the Australian Open. He was stopped at the airport for hours upon arrival in Melbourne. After this, the Border Forces announced the cancellation of his visa. The Border Forces say that Djokovic has not met all the criteria for entry into the country.
In such a situation, Novak Djokovic of Serbia can also be sent back. It has also been said that Djokovic’s visa has also been canceled because he did not even meet the immunization criteria. At the same time, local media says that Djokovic can legally appeal the decision to the government or apply for a new visa. At the same time, Australian PM Scott Morrison says that the rules are equal for everyone.
According to media reports, Novak Djokovic has been taken directly from the airport to the Government Detention Hotel. This development has come to the fore when Novak Djokovic informed on Instagram a day earlier that he has got an exception medical exemption to participate in the Australian Open, which would allow him to travel to Melbourne. Djokovic consistently refused to say whether he had been vaccinated against the coronavirus, although it was necessary to go to Melbourne. At the same time, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has also given information on this matter by tweeting.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said, ‘Novak Djokovic’s visa has been revoked. Rules and regulations are for everyone, especially when it is to our border. There is no one above them. Our strong border policies have been important to Australia, which has one of the lowest death rates in the world from COVID-19, we continue to remain vigilant.
Novak Djokovic’s statement on visa cancellation
Novak Djokovic said last year that he was against vaccination. At the same time, the Australian Open is starting on January 17. The government of Victoria province has allowed entry to the Australian Open only to those players, staff, and fans who have received both doses of the corona vaccine.
The organizers of the Australian Open confirmed in a statement released on Tuesday that Djokovic would take part in the tournament. Djokovic was said to have applied for a medical exemption which he got. Medical experts have taken this decision after a rigorous review process.
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