Novak Djokovic has been ordered to go away Australia after the federal courtroom dismissed his bid to revive his visa.
On Sunday (January 16), the courtroom determined to not problem Australia’s immigration minister Alex Hawke‘s resolution to cancel the 34-year-old tennis professional’s visa, lower than 24 hours earlier than he was set to compete within the 2022 Australian Open.
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Through the listening to, Chief Justice James Allsop introduced that the courtroom unanimously voted that Novak‘s presence in Australia may threat “civil unrest” as he’s a “talisman of anti-vaccination sentiment,” based on The Guardian.
Novak was granted an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement to play on the tennis occasion, nevertheless, the visa he requested didn’t embody any medical exemptions. When he arrived in Melbourne on Jan. 6, he was detained in an immigration facility after officers determined he did not have sufficient medical justifications for a vaccine exemption.
He was then released from the facility on Jan. 10 after the courtroom overturned the visa cancellation, however by the 14th, Novak‘s visa was canceled again and he was positioned again within the immigration facility.
Novak lately addressed the controversy and clarified the timeline of his positive COVID-19 test results.