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According to court documents, tennis star  Novak Djokovic was granted vaccine exemption to enter Australia after contracting Covid on December 16.

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Djokovic was denied entry to the Australian Open after arriving in Melbourne this week.

The world’s number one tennis player is being held in an immigration detention center in preparation for a court appearance on Monday.

His case sparked widespread outrage in Australia and made international headlines.

Many ordinary Australians were outraged when Djokovic, 34, was granted a medical exemption to compete in the tournament despite his stated opposition to vaccination.

Upon arrival, however, the Serbian was abruptly denied entry.

The player “failed to provide appropriate evidence” at Melbourne Airport on Wednesday, according to Australian Border Force (ABF) officials, because a prior infection was not a valid reason to enter without a vaccination.

Despite a state government exemption, Prime Minister Scott Morrison later confirmed that this was the case under federal rules.

According to court documents released on Saturday, Tennis Australia granted Djokovic a temporary visa to enter the country as well as a “medical exemption from Covid vaccination” due to his recent infection.

Djokovic’s lawyers appear to be arguing that the decision to revoke the visa was influenced by a number of “jurisdictional errors” when the case is heard in court on Monday.

They will argue that the proper procedures for revoking the document were not followed, such as whether the player was properly informed of the decision to cancel the visa and whether he was given the proper legal opportunity to respond.

According to the documents, another critical issue will be whether border officials misinterpreted the guidance on what constituted a medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Djokovic’s Covid infection, which was confirmed by a PCR test on December 16, had previously gone unnoticed.

Djokovic, on the other hand, tweeted images of his maskless appearance at a ceremony on December 17 in which he was honored with his own Serbian postage stamps in recognition of his achievements.

It’s unclear whether he was aware he was carrying Covid when the photos were taken.

According to court documents, tennis star Novak Djokovic was granted a vaccine exemption to enter Australia after contracting Covid on December 16.

Djokovic was denied entry to the Australian Open after arriving in Melbourne this week.

The world’s number one tennis player is being held in an immigration detention center in preparation for a court appearance on Monday.

His case sparked widespread outrage in Australia and made international headlines.

Many ordinary Australians were outraged when Djokovic, 34, was granted a medical exemption to compete in the tournament despite his stated opposition to vaccination.

Upon arrival, however, the Serbian was abruptly denied entry.

The player “failed to provide appropriate evidence” at Melbourne Airport on Wednesday, according to Australian Border Force (ABF) officials, because a prior infection was not a valid reason to enter without a vaccination.

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Despite a state government exemption, Prime Minister Scott Morrison later confirmed that this was the case under federal rules.

According to court documents released on Saturday, Tennis Australia granted Djokovic a temporary visa to enter the country as well as a “medical exemption from Covid vaccination” due to his recent infection.

Djokovic’s lawyers appear to be arguing that the decision to revoke the visa was influenced by a number of “jurisdictional errors” when the case is heard in court on Monday.

They will argue that the proper procedures for revoking the document were not followed, such as whether the player was properly informed of the decision to cancel the visa and whether he was given the proper legal opportunity to respond.

According to the documents, another critical issue will be whether border officials misinterpreted the guidance on what constituted a medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Djokovic’s Covid infection, which was confirmed by a PCR test on December 16, had previously gone unnoticed.

Djokovic, on the other hand, tweeted images of his maskless appearance at a ceremony on December 17 in which he was honored with his own Serbian postage stamps in recognition of his achievements.

It’s unclear whether he was aware he was carrying Covid when the photos were taken.

 

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