Australia cancels Novak Djokovic's visa for the second time

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning against Marin Cilic of Croatia successful lucifer 2 of the Davis Cup Semi Final astatine Madrid Arena connected December 3, 2021.

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Tennis prima Novak Djokovic has had his visa canceled erstwhile again up of the Australian Open arsenic a furor implicit his Covid-19 vaccination presumption intensifies.

On Monday, Djokovic had won a tribunal conflict to enactment successful the state aft his visa was initially revoked. The 34-year-old Serbian nationalist had been detained successful an migration installation past week aft arriving successful Melbourne up of the Australian Open for what officials said violated the country's strict introduction rules that necessitate visitors beryllium vaccinated against Covid.

The tribunal ruling meant Djokovic's visa remained valid and helium was released from detention. But the Australian authorities has present acted erstwhile again.

"Today I exercised my powerfulness nether conception 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic connected wellness and bully bid grounds, connected the ground that it was successful the nationalist involvement to bash so," Australia's Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said successful a connection connected Friday.

Djokovic, a vocal vaccine skeptic aiming for a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title, initially had his passport confiscated connected Jan. 5 aft customs officials decided helium did not person capable aesculapian justification for a vaccine exemption.

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