The story of tennis superstar Novak Djokovic (34) entering Australia has turned into a thriller!
After the uproar over his exemption for the Australian Open, there were problems regarding the entry of the world number one player. And they must be far more violent than expected.
According to various media reports, the border guards are currently denying entry to possibly unaffiliated Serbs.
Djokovic is separated from the team he travels with. It should be in a room that cannot be reached by others. His father Srijan Djokovic (61) confirmed the Serbian portal “b92.net”:”Novak is currently in a room that no one can enter. Two policemen are standing in front of the room.”
Reportedly, the documents Djokovic submitted in his admission attempt did not provide for medical exemptions for unvaccinated people. Therefore, officials in the Australian state of Victoria refused to support Djokovic, who was later trapped at the airport.
Meanwhile, Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivancevic posted a photo on Instagram from an area of the airport where he and other team members were waiting for Djokovic (see below). He wrote: “Not exactly the most common trip.”
If his papers still fail to convince the authorities, the mega-star’s return journey will be the end result.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (53) had already demanded clear evidence of exception treatment after special rules allowed by tournament directors: “There should be no special rules for Novak Djokovic, absolutely none,” Morrison said. If he does not bring them, the Serb will be “at home from the first plane”.
backgroundIn fact, only people who have been double-vaccinated are allowed to enter Australia, and must present a negative PCR test upon entry. At the Australian Open, only tennis players with double vaccinations are allowed to start.
Let’s see if Djokovic will actually take part as planned…
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