[Belgrade, 12th Reuters]–It is possible that the information that Novak Djokovic (Serbia), who is ranked number one in the world of men’s tennis, filled out the immigration form when he arrived in Australia is not true.
Djokovic arrived in Australia last week for the Australian Open, but was unable to enter the country because he did not meet the requirements for the country’s new coronavirus vaccination, and his visa was invalidated. In response, the Australian court canceled the decision of the authorities and allowed entry on the 10th.
According to two witnesses and another individual testimony confirmed by Reuters on the 11th, Djokovic stayed in Spain before heading to Australia and spent about two weeks in Belgrade before that.
On the other hand, the Australian immigration procedure declares that he has not traveled abroad for 14 days before coming to Australia, which is inconsistent with these testimonies.
In Australia, false or misleading information on a declaration can result in imprisonment of up to December, a fine of A $ 6,600 (US $ 4730) and visa revocation.
Although the court allowed Djokovic to enter the country, the Australian government is considering exercising discretion under immigration law to revoke Djokovic’s visa again.
Djokovic’s agent and an Australian lawyer were asked to comment on this issue, but no response was received.