Djokovic detained at Australia border due to visa error

Djokovic claimed to have passed COVID-19 in recent months to allegedly not get vaccinated.

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The Serbian Novak Djokovic, who this Tuesday received a medical exemption to play the Australian Open, is being held at the border of the oceanic country due to problems in his visa.

Djokovic, number 1 in the world, made a mistake in his visa, by not specifying that he received a medical exemption to enter the country, according to Australian media.

This is not the only problem facing the Serbian tennis player, since there are doubts in the government of Victoria, the state in which the tournament is played, about the medical causes for which he has received an exemption.

Djokovic claimed to have passed COVID-19 in recent months to supposedly not be vaccinated and to be able to receive this exemption, which has been granted to a very small group of tennis players.

According to data from the ATP, practically 100% of the first 100 tennis players in the world have already received two doses of the vaccine, which was an essential requirement to enter Australia.

For this reason, the decision to grant an exemption to Djokovic has aroused complaints from other tennis players, such as Jamie Murray, Andy’s brother, who assured that another less famous person had not been granted permission.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has already stated that Djokovic will be expelled from the country if he does not show a medical reason for not being vaccinated.

His visa problem has, for now, prevented him from leaving Melbourne airport.

You can also read: While Novak Djokovic will play the Australian Open without being vaccinated against COVID-19, Russian tennis player will not be in the tournament due to having been vaccinated with Sputnik V

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