Novak Djokovic traveled through flight (Emirates) towards Dubai that took more than thirteen hours to reach from Melbourne, where he made a strong argument in the Australian court of Justice that he should be permitted to stay in the country and was granted medical immunity or exemption due to the infection caused by Covid-19 to the player last month.
At Dubai International Airport, arriving passengers were seen with the mandatory precautions collecting their bags, leaving the terminal. Just after the arrival of Djokovic’s flight at the Dubai International Airport, he was seen coming out to claim his baggage after 1 hour. Dubai, the commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates, where passengers do not require to be vaccinated, however, must show a PCR test (negative) in order to board the flight. It was not immediately clear whether Djokovic planned to travel further.
#BREAKING Footage of Novak #Djokovic inside @Melair as he's being deported and boarding a flight to Dubai. I'm told he was the first on board and turned left when we got on. There were cheers in terminal.@10NewsFirst @10NewsFirstMelb #springst #auspol pic.twitter.com/Q5xfD14a58
— Simon Love (@SimoLove) January 16, 2022
In a row, Djokovic won three Australian Open titles, including more than nine, in total Djokovic won 20 Grand Slam singles trophies.
Due to injury, the player was not part of the game whereas Nadal the former Australian Open men’s champion was seen playing in the tournament that began on Monday. The official at the border control of Australia revoked Djokovic’s visa on 6 January, on grounds that he didn’t qualify for a medical exemption as unvaccinated players are not allowed.
Exemptions were given to the player on grounds that the player was infected with the virus and had not crossed the six months tenure yet. Initially, he won the appeal to stay or remain for the tournament, but the immigration minister of Australia has revoked his visa. On Sunday the 3 court judges (federal) collectively decided to revoke Djokovic’s visa based on the Australian immigration minister’s appeal against players not complying with the rules.
Vaccinations amid the pandemic were a necessity for anyone attending the Australian Open, whether the players, their coaches, or anyone at the tournament venue. As per records, 95% of all the top 100 women and men irrespective of their rankings have been vaccinated.
In a similar case, Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert and American Tennys Sandgren were at least two male players who skipped the first major tournament of the year due to the need for vaccines. Djokovic’s attempt to obtain medical exemptions for vaccinations sparked fury in the Australian citizens, where measures in cities and bans on international travel have been in place since the pandemic began to try to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Number 1 tennis star Novak Djokovic is having a tough time with Australian immigration officials. Tennis World No. 1 player was seen fighting back, with a new federal court of appeal on Sunday.
Djokovic recently in the year 2020 won the Tennis Tournament Dubai Duty Free), that is again starting on February 14th.