MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic’s hopes of enjoying at the Australian Open were dashed Sunday immediately after a court docket dismissed the major-ranked tennis star’s enchantment towards a deportation order.
3 Federal Court docket judges upheld a final decision designed on Friday by the immigration minister to cancel the 34-12 months-aged Serb’s visa on general public interest grounds.
The conclusion likely suggests that Djokovic, who is not vaccinated from COVID-19, will continue to be in detention in Melbourne right until he is deported.
A deportation buy normally also involves a 3-12 months ban on returning to Australia.
The minister cancelled the visa on the grounds that Djokovic’s existence in Australia could be a possibility to the health and “good order” of the Australian community and “may be counterproductive to attempts at vaccination by many others in Australia.”
Djokovic’s visa was to begin with cancelled on Jan. 6 at Melbourne’s airport several hours after he arrived to contend in the initially Grand Slam of 2022.
A border official cancelled his visa soon after determining Djokovic did not qualify for a clinical exemption from Australia’s guidelines for unvaccinated readers.