Novak Djokovic will have a temporary visa to play in the Australian Open

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Novak Djokovic will have a temporary visa to play in the Australian Open

He was delighted with it on Wednesday from Turinwhere he will play the semi-finals of the Masters, even before the Australian government makes its decision public. By a press release Thursday, the Ministry of Immigration has confirmed that Novak Djokovic has obtained a temporary visa to travel to Australia and therefore compete in the first Grand Slam of the 2023 season.

Private tournament and expelled from the country last January, the nine-time winner of the Australian Major had then paid for his unvaccinated status and his visa, at the time, had been canceled by the Minister for Immigration himself, Alex Hawke. A decision confirmed a few days later by the Federal Court and executed in stride, worth immediate exclusion and a prohibition of territory for three years.

But in view of the evolution of the health situation, and in particular the lifting for entry into the country of all restrictions linked to Covid-19 and in particular the obligation of proof of vaccination, the new Minister of Immigration, Andrew Giles, decided to exercise his personal power by revoking the decision taken at the beginning of the year. The statement, however, states that “the decision to revoke the cancellation of the visa does not mean that the original decision was flawed”. In two months, the Serb will therefore be able to aim for a 22nd Grand Slam and a tenth coronation in Melbourne.

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