Why did Djokovic get visa revoked?

“The Morrison government’s own argument before the court was that Mr Djokovic’s visa should be cancelled because his presence here may foster anti-vaccination sentiment based on what he did and said before he was granted a visa,” Keneally said.

How did Djokovic get a visa in the first place?

Djokovic was granted a visa to enter Australia for the tournament, but was seized by Border Force officials at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and thrown into detention. His visa was initially cancelled in a line call by immigration minister Alex Hawke last week, until that decision was overturned in court.

Is Novak allowed to stay in Australia?

After a nearly 10-hour standoff at the airport, border officials said he would have to leave the country. His team filed a legal challenge to the ruling on Thursday. Djokovic was allowed to remain in Australia at a hotel that houses refugees.

Why did Australia cancel Novak visa?

Australia’s immigration minister, Alex Hawke, said in a statement that he was canceling Djokovic’s visa on the grounds of “health and good order,” adding that it was in the public interest to do so.

WHO issued Djokovic’s visa?

Djokovic, 34, of Serbia, was given an exemption by the Victoria state government and Tennis Australia, the tournament organizer, from its vaccination rules to compete because he was infected with COVID-19 last month. That apparently allowed him to receive a visa to travel.

WHO issued Novak’s visa?

Australian government
18, 2021, the Australian government granted Djokovic a temporary visa to compete in the Australian Open. Shortly after, Tennis Australia decided a prior COVID-19 infection or a doctor’s note would be sufficient to receive an exemption from the rule that all players be vaccinated.

Did Djokovic leave Australia?

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic left Australia on Sunday evening after losing his final bid to avoid deportation and play in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated for COVID-19. A court earlier unanimously dismissed the No. 1-ranked tennis player’s challenge to cancel his visa.

Why is Novak not allowed in Australia?

Jan. A day after Djokovic announced he’d play in the Australian Open, the country canceled the 34-year-old’s visa and denied his entry. According to The Age, Djokovic’s visa didn’t approve COVID-19 vaccine medical exemptions, forcing him to spend eight hours in ABF detention at the Melbourne airport.

Can Djokovic go to France?

While the French Sports Ministry initially said Djokovic wouldn’t be able to play because he’s not vaccinated, the country now says France’s vaccine passport can be granted to those who have recovered from Covid in the last six months, according to La Gazetta.