Australia cancels Novak Djokovic visa again | News Today

Australia cancels Novak Djokovic visa again
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Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke announced on Friday that he had again canceled the visa of world tennis number one Novak Djokovic. Whoever has won the Australian Open nine times could be banned from entering the territory for three years.

Three days before the start of the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic’s participation is again compromised. The Australian visa of the world’s number one, who wanted to enter the country without being vaccinated against Covid-19, has been canceled for the second time, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke announced on Friday (January 14th).

“Today, I exercised my power under Section 133C (3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa that Novak Djokovic had available for reasons of health and public order, based on the fact that this decision went in the direction of the general interest “, explained Alex Hawke in a press release.

This decision also implies that the Serbian player, who was aiming for a 21e The record-breaking Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, which begins on Monday, will be barred from entering the country for three years, except under certain circumstances.

With AFP and Reuters

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