Australia investigates whether Djokovic "lied" in one of the documentations

After the court ruling that allowed Novak Djokovic to enter Australia for the first Grand Slam of the season, local authorities launched an investigation to determine if the Serbian tennis player lied by ensuring that he had not visited any country in the previous two weeks, a situation that if confirmed could determine that his visa was canceled again and he would not play the contest as of next Monday, in Melbourne.

According to the newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald the travel declaration that the athlete sent for apply for an entry visa thanks to a medical exemption for not getting vaccinated against covid-19. In the document, Djokovic checked the “no” box on the question of whether he had made a trip abroad during the 14 days prior to arrival in the country.

The Immigration Department tries to prove that the Serb lied in his statement, since In the 14 days prior to his flight to Australia (he arrived on January 6), the number one in the world ranking trained in Marbella, Spain, in addition to being during that period in Belgrade, Serbia.

A copy of the form completed by Djokovic, with the

After held for several days in a hotel that functions as a center for illegal immigrants Following the revocation of his visa, Djokovic got permission from an Australian court on Monday to stay in the country despite not being vaccinated, although the local government still has the power to expel him from the country.

The tennis player, who according to his medical documents provided had been infected with covid-19 on December 16, He spent Christmas in Belgrade according to the photographs published on social networks, before moving to Spain, from where he boarded a plane on January 4 with transit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and final destination in the Australian city.

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Australian law considers as a “serious offense” a false statement and that can carry a maximum penalty of up to 12 months in jail.

Upon his arrival in Australia, immigration authorities detained the 34-year-old tennis player, canceled his visa and sent him to a hotel where he remained in isolation until Monday, considering insufficient evidence to obtain a medical exemption from vaccination.

The tennis player’s lawyers appealed the decision to a Melbourne court that agreed with the Serbian athlete, who He was able to train freely to prepare for the Australian Open.

Despite the court victory, Australian Migration Minister Alex Hawke could also use his power to revoke Djokovic’s visa and expel him from the country.


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