Novak Djokovic was refused entry by Immigration.
Novak Djokovic, who arrived in Australia without a valid travel exemption, required due to being unvaccinated, refused the option to return on the next flight out.
He was told to leave the country, by Immigration officials, after a 10-hour standoff at a Melbourne airport.
He chose to appeal, so that he could stay in Australia while he appeals. This means, like anyone else, he needed to stay in immigration detention facilities, until a visa decision is finalised.
For Novak, this meant he had to stay at the Park Hotel in Carlton, Melbourne, currently an authorised Immigration hotel.
Djokovic’s father, Srdan Djokovic, during a news conference in Belgrade, stated that Australia is keeping his son in captivity.
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews says Novak Djokovic is free to leave the country at any time.
Djokovic’s father also said “This has nothing to do with sports, this is a political agenda. Novak is the best player and the best athlete in the world, but several hundred million people from the West can’t stomach that.”
Why was Djokovic not allowed to enter Australia?
Novak Djokovic failed to “provide appropriate evidence” of double vaccination or a medical exemption to enter the country.
The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, said that Novak Djokovic would be required to present evidence upon arrival that he has a genuine medical exemption from vaccination.
“If that evidence is insufficient, then he won’t be treated any different to anyone else. There should be no special rules for Novak Djokovic at all. None whatsoever.“
BBC Report: Djokovic has not spoken about his vaccination status, but last year said he was “opposed to vaccination”. www.bbc.com
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