For the second time .. Australia cancels the visa of Djokovic, the world number one

For the second time, the Australian authorities have canceled the entry visa of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, world number one, to its territory for the second time and will deport him, due to the problem of not receiving the vaccine. against Covid-19, as announced by the Minister of Immigration on Friday..

“Today I exercised my authority under Section 133c(3) of the Immigration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr. Novak Djokovic for reasons of health and order, on the grounds that it is in the public interest to do so,” Immigration Minister Alex Hook said in a statement.

The decision means that Djokovic is barred from obtaining an entry visa to Australia for a period of 3 years, barring exceptional circumstances..

Hook said Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government is “strongly committed to protecting Australia’s borders, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic”.

Close sources said that the Serbian player is considering his options after this decision was made.

Djokovic, ranked No. 1 in the world, was Yemeni, winning the Australian Championship for the tenth time in his career and setting the record for most major Grand Slam titles (21), but his quest is in jeopardy..

On January 5, Djokovic arrived in Australia, thanks to a special exemption, because he was infected with Covid-19 on the 16th of last month, but the authorities refused to allow him to enter, believing that the reasons for the unvaccinated player does not meet the strict conditions imposed to enter his territory under Fighting Covid only to have his visa rejected and transferred to the Melbourne Passenger Detention Center.

The Serbian star asked to appeal the decision and succeeded in his quest after a federal judge ordered his immediate release, and indeed it happened, and ‘Dioko’ trained on the main stadium of the Australian Championship normally in recent days, but his participation has been suspended. pending the decision of the Minister of Immigration, which was taken today..

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