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DJOKOVIC THREE YEAR BAN CONFIRMED BY GOVERNMENT UNTIL 2025 AFTER AUSTRALIAN OPEN SAGA

Novak Djokovic won’t be able to return to Australia until 2025, the government has confirmed after the saga relating to the World Number One concluded with his visa again being rescinded.

Djokovic due to appealing the nature of this faced a three year ban which has now been confirmed barring special circumstances but for now at least, he won’t be adding another title in Melbourne to his collection for a few years.

 

The visa was cancelled by [Immigration] Minister Hawke,’ Home Affairs Minister Ms Karen Andrews said.

 

 

‘That cancellation was upheld by the Federal Court, so as a result of that, he will be banned from entry for three years into the country.’

 

 

‘Anyone coming into Australia it is their responsibility that they are meeting the entry requirements… just because you have a valid visa does not guarantee you will be able to enter Australia,’ she added.

 

 

What was given to Mr Djokovic on arrival in Australia – before he cleared our immigration processes – was the opportunity to be able to produce the documentation that was needed, which he could not.’

 

 

‘He wasn’t fully-vaccinated, which is a requirement. If you are not you have to be able to provide medical evidence to support there is a medical reason why you can’t be vaccinated – that was the issue at the border.’

 

 

“It does go over a three-year period but there is the opportunity for them to return in the right circumstances, and that will be considered at the time,” said Prime Minister, Scott Morrison on the issue.

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