Novak Djokovic 'WILL be kicked out of Australia' as Alex Hawke decision made
By SEAMLESS DAILY
12 January 2022
NOVAK DJOKOVIC 'S visa is apparently set to be cancelled again tomorrow with Australia's immigration minister Alex Hawke set to give the Serb the boot.
Djokovic was freed from an immigration detention hotel in Melbourne on Monday after a judge ruled his treatment was unreasonable.
"on the issue of my travel declaration, this was submitted by my support team on my behalf as i told immigration officials on my arrival- and my agent sincerely apologises for the administrative mistake in ticking the incorrect box," he wrote.
"This was a human error and certainly not deliberate."
Explaining that situation, the 20-time Grand Slam winner said : "I felt obliged to go ahead and conduct the L'Equipe interview as I didn't want to let the journalist down.
"While I went home after the interview to isolate for the required period, on reflection, this was an error of judgement and I accept that I should have rescheduled this commitment."
Tennis star Novak Djokovic has admitted there were mistakes on his immigration forms and to meeting a journalist despite testing positive for Covid, as Australia mulls deporting him.
But the government has not ruled out further action- and the possibility remains that the country's immigration minister could cancel his visa for a second time just days before the tournament begins.
Alex Hawke could cancel the visa based on prior Covid infections not counting as an exemption.
The 34-year-old Belgrade-born tennis player is chasing a record-breaking 21st grand slam victory at the Australian Open beginning on Monday, but could yet be deported by the government which is unhappy with his medical exemption from inoculation.
"Furthermore, it should be noted that journalists have to be fully vaccinated to travel to Melbourne for this year's Australian Open," he added.
He said his agent had made a mistake when filling in a section of the form that covered his recent travel history.
The form stated that he had not travelled in the 14 days before his arrival in Australia.
The tennis star said he had not known he had Covid when he went to two events- the unveiling of a Djokovic stamp and an awards ceremony attended by children.
He wrote on Instagram that he had taken a PCR test on 16 December after attending a basketball match two days before, where a number of people later tested positive.
The first is about his Covid 19 infection.
While admitting he broke isolation rules does not affect his deportation prospects it certainly doesn't look good.
For Australians who 've had to deal with some of the world's strictest Covid19 rules, this is a world-famous athlete who has publicly said he's against getting vaccinated and has now revealed that he violated isolation rules while he was infected.
In an affidavit to the court, Djokovic said he was "tested and diagnosed" as having contracted Covid on 16 December.
In his statement on Wednesday, however, he said was not notified of his positive status until the following day.
"If you 're positive you have to isolate," Brnabić told the BBC, adding that if the player had broken the rules she would have to consult “ relevant authorities ”.
in a statement, channel 7 has launched an investigation into the "illegal.
The high-profile newsreaders, who are based in Melbourne, were reacting to the news that the Serbian star had been allowed to enter the country to play in the Australian Open next week, despite not being vaccinated and admitting there were mistakes on his travel forms.
"It's just another case of celebrities being able to enter Australia, but people who are connected to hard working citizens are being turned away."
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