The Australian Department of Immigration has canceled Novak Djokovic’s visa for the second time, as the world’s No. 1 tennis player stopped in Melbourne as he went to participate in the Australian Open.
From what has been learned, there is a risk of a three-year ban from Australia. Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said in a statement that the decision to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa was taken “for reasons of health and public order”. He arrived in Melbourne on January 5 on a visa backed by a medical exemption on the grounds of being infected with the Covid virus, having tested positive, according to his lawyer, on December 16.
The decision indicates that the Serbian player, who was chasing a record 21/o Grand Slam title at the Australian Open from Monday, will be banned from entering the country for a period of three years, except under certain circumstances.
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