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Australia Denies Entry to Novak Djokovic Over Vaccine Exemption

Novak Djokovic, the world’s No. 1-ranked men’s tennis player, was told to leave Australia after a 12-hour standoff with government officials over questions about the evidence supporting a medical exemption from a Covid-19 vaccine.

The visa for Novak Djokovic has been canceled. Obviously, that follows a review of the exemption, which was provided through the Victorian government process of looking at the integrity and the evidence behind it. The advice I have, and if I can just quote it for you, is that “The ABF can confirm that Mr. Djokovic failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to Australia, and visa has been subsequently canceled.” So it’s a matter for him whether he wishes to appeal that. But if a visa is cancelled, somebody will have to leave the country. The requirements were not able to be met. There was an exemption that had been provided through the Victorian government process. Clearly, that did not pass the standards of proof that were required by the Australian Border Force. Yes, it’s tough, but it’s fair and it’s equitable. And it’s one rule for all under this Australian government.

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Australia Denies Entry to Novak Djokovic Over Vaccine Exemption

By Reuters January 5, 2022

Novak Djokovic, the world’s No. 1-ranked men’s tennis player, was told to leave Australia after a 12-hour standoff with government officials over questions about the evidence supporting a medical exemption from a Covid-19 vaccine.

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