Shocking News: Novak Djokovic was denied entry into Australia after visa cancelled

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Novak Djokovic was denied entry into Australia after their visa cancelled

Novak Djokovic was denied entry into Australia after their visa cancelled

World No 1 and defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic denied entry into Australia at Melbourne airport; The Serbian had flown to Australia with an “exemption permission” but the visa he had applied for did not allow for medical exemptions, Djokovic could launch an appeal

Novak Djokovic has been denied entry into Australia after his visa was cancelled by border force officials at Melbourne airport.

The world No 1 had announced on Tuesday that he was travelling to Australia on an “exemption permission”, but after landing in Melbourne on Wednesday evening he was held in isolation after reportedly attempting to enter the country on a visa that does not permit medical exemptions for being unvaccinated against Covid-19.

After being held for several hours in the airport, during which he was placed in isolation in a police-guarded room, the Serbian’s visa was cancelled on Thursday morning in Australia.

An Australian Border Force statement read: “The ABF can confirm that Mr Djokovic failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to Australia, and his visa has been subsequently cancelled.

“Non-citizens who do not hold a valid visa on entry or who have had their visa cancelled will be detained and removed from Australia.

“The ABF can confirm Mr Djokovic had access to his phone.​”

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