Djokovic lawyers say COVID infection gave him Australia exemption
Al Jazeera, 09 Jan 2022
The men’s tennis world number one, Novak Djokovic, was given a COVID vaccine medical exemption to enter Australia because he contracted the illness last month, his lawyers have argued in court documents.
Djokovic was denied entry at the Melbourne airport after border officials cancelled his visa for failing to meet its entry requirement that all non-citizens be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
In a court filing on Saturday before a hearing on Monday over his visa cancellation, Djokovic said he had received the exemption from tournament organiser Tennis Australia, with a follow-up letter from the Department of Home Affairs saying he was allowed into the country.
Al Jazeera’s Alexi O'Brien reports.
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