The Australian Goverment has overturned Tennis Superstar, Novak Djokovic visa ban which will now open the way for the Serbian to participate in the Australian Open.
Djokovic was detained in January over his refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and was deported 10 days later even after mounting a successful legal challenge.
Djokovic arrived in Australia in January, when Covid cases were at its peak and government rules required anyone entering the country be vaccinated, unless they had a valid medication exemption.
He did not meet the requirements for entry, and the Australian government had his visa cancelled and banned him from entering the country for three years.
Tennis Australia boss, Craig Tiley had on Tuesday expressed optimism that Djokovic would play in next year’s Open.
“I know Novak wants to come and play and to get back to competing,”.
“He loves Australia and it’s where he’s had the best success.” He noted
Earlier this year, Djokovic said he flew into Australia believing he had obtained the medical exemptions required.
Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu