Novak Djokovic news: Here’s everything we know so far as the Australia visa debate continues – complete timeline.
Following the tennis star’s refusal to enter Australia, NOVAK DJOKOVIC has dominated the headlines in recent days.
But, in the midst of the visa debate, what exactly has happened? Here’s what we know so far.
After flying to Australia to compete in the first Grand Slam of 2022, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been caught up in a visa snafu.
His visa was eventually denied, and a hearing was held, but the controversy is far from over.
Here’s everything we know so far, as well as a timeline of events.
Djokovic said he’ll be flying to Australia with ‘exemption permission’ as he prepares for the Australian Open.
“Happy New Year! Wishing you all health, love, and joy in every moment andamp; may you feel love and respect towards all beings on this wonderful planet,” Djokovic wrote alongside a photo of his luggage at an airport.
“Over break, I spent fantastic quality time with loved ones, and today, with an exemption permission, I’m flying to Australia.”
“Let’s do it! Let’s do it! Let’s do it!”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned Djokovic that unless his exemption had “acceptable proof,” he would be on the “next plane home.”
Acting Sports Minister Jaala Pulford of Victoria, whose state is hosting the Australian Open, echoed this sentiment.
“The federal government has requested that we support Novak Djokovic’s visa application to enter Australia,” she said.
“In order for Novak Djokovic to compete in the 2022 Australian Open Grand Slam, we will not provide individual visa application support.”
At 11.30 p.m. local time, Djokovic arrived at Melbourne Airport and was detained by border officials.
Sran okovi, Djokovic’s father, said his son was being held at the airport and was being held in isolation in the early hours of January 6.
The Australian Border Force confirmed Djokovic’s denial of entry around 8 a.m. local time on January 6.
“I want to thank the Border Force officers for doing their job implementing the Government’s policies,” Prime Minister Morrison said. “Entry with a visa requires double vaccination or a medical exemption, and they have done their job.”
“I’ve been told that such an exemption does not exist, and that he is therefore subject to the same rules as everyone else.”
“Every now and then, people try to cross the border.
People may arrive on a visa that does not meet all of the other criteria.
“Brinkwire News Summary.”