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Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke announced on Friday that he has again canceled the visa of world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic. The Australian Open title holder 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 number one, who wanted to enter the country without being vaccinated against Covid-19, has been canceled for the second time, announced Friday January 14 the Minister of Immigration Alex Hawke.
“Today I exercised my authority under Section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa, on health and public order grounds, based on the fact that this decision was in the general interest,” explained Alex Hawke in a press release.
This decision also implies that the Serbian player, who was aiming for a 21and record Grand Slam title at the Australian Open which begins on Monday, will be banned from entering the country for three years, except in certain circumstances.
With AFP and Reuters