Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic in the second leg of the Davis Cup semifinals at the Madrid Arena on December 3, 2021.
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Tennis star Novak Djokovic has re-cancelled his visa prior to the Australian Open amid growing anger over his Covid-19 vaccination status.
That’s after Djokovic won a court battle to stay in the country on Monday after his visa was first revoked... A 34-year-old Serbian citizen was detained in an immigration facility last week after arriving in Melbourne prior to the Australian Open for violating the country’s strict immigration rules that require visitors to be vaccinated against Covid.
A court ruling on Monday meant that Djokovic’s visa remained valid and he was released from detention. But the Australian government has now taken action again.
“Today, I have exercised the authority to revoke the visa held by Novak Djokovic for the public good under Section 133C (3) of the Immigration Act,” said the Australian Minister of Immigration. Alex Hawk said in a statement on Friday.
Djokovic, a skeptical vaccine aimed at the record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title, was first confiscated after customs officers determined that the vaccine exemption did not have sufficient medical justification. I did.
Australia cancels Novak Djokovic visa for the second time
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