Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels Serbian tennis player’s visa for the second time amid controversy over his participation in the Open


Australia on Friday revoked tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa for the second time in a row.

Australia’s immigration minister Alex Hawke’s decision means that Djokovic could now be deported.

But the 34-year-old Serbian tennis player could still undertake another legal challenge that would allow him to remain in the country.

The number one in men’s tennis had planned to play in the Australian Open, which starts on Monday.

“Today I exercised my power to cancel Mr. Novak Djokovic’s visa for reasons of health and good order, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so,” the Immigration Minister announced in a statement.

The move also means that Djokovic could receive a ban that would prevent him from obtaining a new Australian visa for three years.

Djokovic’s visa was first revoked shortly after his arrival in Melbourne on January 6, after Australian Border Force officials said he had “not provided adequate evidence” to receive a vaccine exemption.

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“I am opposed to vaccines”

The number 1 in the world according to the ATP ranking said in April last year: “Personally I am opposed to vaccines and I would not want anyone to force me to get vaccinated to be able to travel ”.

In Australia there are tens of thousands of cases of covid for the first time after having passed through some of the toughest restrictions in the world.

Many have accused the government of allowing the rich and famous do what you want while ordinary people have to be separated from their sick or dying loved ones.


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