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Novak Djokovic did not have guaranteed entry to country, says Australian government

Novak Djokovic didn’t have assured entry to nation, says Australian authorities | Tennis Information

The Australian authorities had not given tennis star Novak Djokovic an assurance {that a} medical exemption he stated he needed to enter Australia with no COVID-19 vaccination could be accepted, authorities legal professionals stated in a courtroom submitting on Sunday.
The submitting forward of a courtroom listening to on Monday was in defence of the federal government`s choice to bar entry to the world primary participant over his COVID-19 vaccination standing.
Djokovic is hoping to win his twenty first Grand Slam on the Australian Open, beginning in Melbourne on January 17. However as a substitute of coaching he has been confined in a lodge used for asylum seekers. He’s difficult the choice to cancel his visa after being stopped on arrival at Melbourne Airport early on Thursday.
A vocal opponent of vaccine mandates, Djokovic had declined to disclose his vaccination standing or purpose for searching for a medical exemption from Australia`s vaccine guidelines. However his authorized workforce stated in a submitting to the courtroom on Saturday that the Serbian had been granted an exemption attributable to contracting and recovering from the virus in December.
The Djokovic submitting stated the participant had acquired an evaluation from the Division of House Affairs that his responses on his Australia Traveller Declaration indicated he met the necessities for quarantine-free entry into the nation.
However the authorities`s submission stated the division`s e mail was not an assurance “that his so-called `medical exemption` could be accepted”, and his responses could possibly be questioned and verified on his arrival.
The federal government submission additionally challenged Djokovic`s declare for a medical exemption from Australia`s vaccination necessities on the idea he contracted COVID-19 in mid-December.
“There is no such thing as a suggestion that the applicant had “acute main medical sickness” in December 2021. All he has stated is that he examined constructive for COVID-19,” the federal government submission stated.
The drama over Djokovic has rocked world tennis, prompted tensions between Serbia and Australia and grow to be a flashpoint for opponents of vaccine mandates all over the world.

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