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Novak Djokovic clarified, situation still unclear regarding Australian visa

Djokovic had informed in the form that he had not traveled for 14 days before taking a flight to Australia.

Melbourne, Novak Djokovic has attempted to explain how mistakes were made in his immigration documents upon arrival in Melbourne last week. Djokovic’s visa was first canceled and then reinstated in the COVID-19 vaccination case, but due to this there was a doubt about his participation in the Australian Open.

The statement was posted on Djokovic’s social media account on Wednesday while world number one in the men’s section was practicing at Rod Laver Arena with 20-year-old Australian Tristan Schoolkett. It is still unclear whether the nine-time and defending champion at the Australian Open will participate in the first Grand Slam of the year starting next Monday. Djokovic has been allowed to remain in the country by the court but has not been vaccinated for COVID-19 and could still be deported.

According to reports, he attended events in his home country Serbia last month despite being infected and made mistakes in immigration forms to enter Australia that could still lead to cancellation of his visa. Djokovic had informed in the form that he had not traveled for 14 days before taking a flight to Australia.

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The player, who lives in Montecarlo, was seen in Spain and Serbia in this two-week time frame. In a statement posted on Instagram, Djokovic called the speculation “hurtful” and said he wanted to clarify the misinformation to reduce widespread public concern over his presence in Australia.

Djokovic said that he underwent rapid tests which came back negative. Later, when a test positive came, he took precautions even though he did not have any symptoms of the disease. Talking about the mistake made in the travel documents, he said that it was produced by his colleague team.

Djokovic said, “My agent apologizes for the administrative mistake of marking the wrong box. This is a human error and it was certainly not intentional.” “The team has provided additional information to the Australian government to clarify this matter,” he said. (agency)

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