the serbian Novak Djokovic will receive a visa to compete in January at the Australian Openthe first Grand Slam of the season, after the government decided to lift its ban on entry into the country for three years.
The Balkan, nine times champion of the ‘big’ held in Melbourne, was deportee earlier this year after arriving in the country without being vaccinated against the coronavirus, a requirement required at that time by the oceanic authorities.
After that, they imposed a three year sentence unable to enter the country. Australia has since removed the requirement to be vaccinated to enter the country and the Immigration Minister, Andrew Gilesassured that Djokovic will be granted a visa.
Craig Tiley, director of the Australian Open, was optimistic that the Serb can participate in the first Grand Slam of 2023.
There is a normal visa application process that everyone is going through at the moment.
In January of this year, the Australian authorities prevented the tennis player from entering the country for not complying with the entry requirements in relation to its strict measures against Covid-19which included being vaccinated.
Djokovic was held in a Melbourne hotel and harbored hopes of defending his title after a judge revoked the cancellation of his visa in the first instance. However, he was deported when the Federal Court of Australia rejected the final appeal.
(With information from Europe Press)