Djokovic’s hearing is postponed and remains in immigration detention center | Tennis News

Australia cancelled Djokovic’s visa and refused entry after he arrived, saying he “failed to provide” the necessary evidence of vaccine exemption.

Australia will not expel tennis immediately Novak Djokovic As the star is still in immigration detention, a government lawyer said at a court hearing.

On Thursday, facing a legal challenge from the Serb, state attorney Christopher Tran (Christopher Tran) stated that Australia does not intend to deport him before the final court hearing scheduled for Monday.

Judge Anthony Kelly of the Federal Circuit said that he had delayed receiving applications to review the visa decision and temporarily ban Djokovic’s deportation.

Australia Cancel Djokovic’s visa The country’s border agency announced that he had been denied entry when he arrived earlier, stating that the athlete “failed to provide appropriate evidence” to meet entry requirements.

The Serb was granted a medical exemption for COVID-19 vaccination in order to participate in the Australian Open, which started in less than two weeks.

Djokovic was taken from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport to the Park Hotel, a government detention hotel notorious for multiple coronavirus outbreaks, waiting for his deportation.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed on social media that Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled.

“The rules are the rules, especially when it comes to our borders. No one can go beyond these rules. Our strong border policy is vital to Australia being one of the countries with the lowest death rate from the new coronavirus in the world, and we will continue to remain vigilant. “He said on Twitter.


The Victorian government stipulates that all players, staff and fans participating in the Australian Open must be fully vaccinated unless there is a real reason to grant an exemption.

Decision to grant Djokovic medical exemption Provoked an outcry on social media And criticism from other athletes, medical professionals, and politicians.

After the announcement, former Australian rules player Kevin Bartlett said on Twitter that the Australians were “considered as fools”.

Another former player, Corey McKernan (Corey McKernan) wrote on Twitter: “People who are dying/needing emergency treatment cannot enter their own state. You tell people that they cannot go to Coles or Coles without being drugged. Cafe, but if you are number one in the world, will you get a pass?”

In the past two years, many Australians, especially Melburnians hosting the tournament, have been subject to a series of long-term blockades.

The federal and state governments vigorously promote the importance of vaccination. As a result, 90% of people over the age of 16 have received double injections, and enhancement plans are being launched.

“It sends a shocking message to millions of people seeking to reduce the risk of #COVID19Aus to themselves and others. #vaccination shows respect, Novak,” said Stephen Panis, former vice president of the Australian Medical Association Specially wrote.

“I don’t care how good his tennis players are. If he refuses to be vaccinated, he should not be allowed in.”