Novak Djokovic to be deported from Australia after losing appeal over visa

The unvaccinated tennis star now faces a three-year ban on returning to the country, with the ruling coming just a day before he was due to begin the defence of his Australian Open title.

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The unvaccinated tennis star now faces a three-year ban on returning to the country, with the ruling coming just a day before he was due to begin the defence of his Australian Open title.

Government lawyers argued that Djokovic risked whipping up anti-vaccination sentiment during Australia's worst outbreak ofCOVID-19since the pandemic began.It follows the controversial decision to grant the 34-year-old an exemption from COVID vaccination requirements to play at the Australian Open.

Djokovic's lawyers had said a coronavirus infection last month meant he could legally enter the country.The world number one player first had his visa revoked on arrival in Melbourne, but he won a court appeal against that cancellation which allowed him to remain in Australia.

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M_Veselinovic Fairplay to Australia no one is above the rules!!! M_Veselinovic The visa waiver has nothing to do with Novak Djokovic's nationality. He tried to imagine himself apart from others and expected special treatment on arrival to Australia, which did not work. M_Veselinovic Bad Laws are bad for everyone.

M_Veselinovic M_Veselinovic Those are good news for the international sporting fraternity ! We can’t a world men tennis number one who doesn’t want to follow the rules I personally congratulate the Aussie Judiciary! Djokovic must get vaccinated or kiss goodbye to sports and remain disgraced period! M_Veselinovic Next questions :- A) What will the next county hosting a major tennis tournament do? B) At what stage does ND decide that the financial/reputation loss of NOT being vaccinated it just too great? C) What will his Australian Sponsors do now?

M_Veselinovic Game, set, and match, to Australia. Bye bye Djerk ! M_Veselinovic Follow science. Get vaxxed. M_Veselinovic You have pure class Federer and then you have Djokovic... M_Veselinovic ScottMorrisonMP and Australia are making an example out of him, sadly this makes the country NOT him look petty ,vindictive and an authoritarian society.

M_Veselinovic Just SO, SO SAD ....... He will continue to keep playing his tennis . SHAME on this Australian Government .......

Novak Djokovic loses visa appeal and will be deported from Australia | ITV NewsThe tennis star is set to be deported from Australia after the court upheld the decision to cancel his visa. | ITV National News 💯 La tiranía totalitaria sanitaria australiana se pronunció. El pueblo australiano seguirá comiendo mierda por aceptar vivir en exclavitud. Grande DjokerNole CAMPEÓN!

Novak Djokovic: Tennis star to be deported after losing Australia visa appealJudges reject the tennis star's last-ditch bid to stay and defend his Australian Open title. At last a decision made for the majority. From just abt every angle you look at this, it’s just a game.

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Novak Djokovic to be deported from Australia after court uphold visa cancellationDjokovic now faces a three-year ban from Australia after his fate was confirmed 24 hours before he was due to begin his Australian Open title defence before his deportation vaccinate him😃 Every day there is a new GeorgeFloyd in Palestine All colonized counties are disgusting or just Australia?

Djokovic to be booted out of Australia after failing to overturn visa cancellationNovak Djokovic has failed in his bid to stay in Australia and compete after judges threw out his appeal against his visa's cancellation. Great news! 👍🏾

Australia CANCELS Novak Djokovic's visa for the second timeThe country's immigration minister announced the cancellation on Friday. Officials said Djokovic, who is unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community. Not Aussies. Pm, we dont get a vote. Ever.

after immigration minister Alex Hawke said the Serbian's presence in Australia posed a public health risk. Government lawyers argued that Djokovic risked whipping up anti-vaccination sentiment during Australia's worst outbreak of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. It follows the controversial decision to grant the 34-year-old an exemption from COVID vaccination requirements to play at the Australian Open. Djokovic's lawyers had said a coronavirus infection last month meant he could legally enter the country. The world number one player first had his visa revoked on arrival in Melbourne, but he won a court appeal against that cancellation which allowed him to remain in Australia. He later acknowledged that his travel declaration was incorrect because it failed to indicate that he had been in multiple countries in the two-week period before his arrival in Australia. Djokovic also admitted being interviewed in person by a journalist from a French magazine in December, even though he had tested positive for COVID the day before. Image: The Serb celebrates his 2021 title Following the second cancellation of his visa, Djokovic had returned to the immigration hotel in Melbourne where he spent four nights last week. There has been criticism of the way the Australian government has handled the situation but public opinion has been firmly in favour of Djokovic being sent home. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has hit out at the Australian government, accusing it of"harassing" and"maltreating" Djokovic, and asking whether it is trying to score political points ahead of upcoming elections. Djokovic - a nine-time Australian Open champion who is seeking a record 21st Grand Slam singles title - was due to play his first-round match against fellow Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic on Monday. He will now be replaced in the draw by a lucky loser. Related Topics