The Australian Government investigates whether Djokovic lied in its travel form to enter the country

Djordje, brother of Novak Djokovic, finished the family press conference on Monday in Belgrade when a journalist asked him about the tennis' movements the subs

The Australian Government investigates whether Djokovic lied in its travel form to enter the country

Djordje, brother of Novak Djokovic, finished the family press conference on Monday in Belgrade when a journalist asked him about the tennis' movements the subsequent days of giving positive in his trial by Covid-19.

- Is it true that it was positive on December 16?

- Yes, that's all in the legal documents.

- Did you appear at a public event on December 17 while infected?

- The press conference is finished.

Djokovic landed in Australia on Wednesday, January 5 with a medical exemption to the vaccine because he had given positive in a PCR on December 16. That same day, he attended an act in Belgrade where he received a seal with the image of him. A day after, he was photographed in a ceremony with juveniles from Serbian tennis in which he did not wear a mask. On the 18th, he participated in a photo session.

Serbian sanitary regulations dictate that a person should be isolated at home for 14 days if it is infected. Following the law of the country of him, Djokovic, although according to the lawyers of him negative in a PCR on December 22, he would have to have finished the quarantine on the New Year's Eve.

The first days of January, before taking a plane heading to Melbourne, the tennis player was training in Marbella. Then, it was already rumored about whether the Serbian champion could travel to participate in the Australian Open because he had not yet confirmed if he had been vaccinated. In addition, he had not been that week with the team that represented his country at the ATP Cup of Sydney.

Djokovic left his mansion at the Luxury Complex of Sierra Blanca and arrived in Melbourne with a medical exemption provided by the Medical Director of Tennis Australia and the state of Victoria. The Sulebron who triggered all over the world knows him: Stopped at the airport by landing without being vaccinated, locked in a converted hotel in a refugee detention center, and released after a judge revoked the decision of the authorities Border cancel the tennis visa because the agents did not give him proceeding equity by not giving him enough time to talk to his lawyers and show that he had a valid exemption.

This Tuesday morning, Australia dawned in Vilo in case the Minister of Immigration, Alex Hawke, executed his exceptional power to cancel the tennis visa again or gave the definitive victory to Serbian in his party against the Australian government, leaving him to participate in the Open For now there is no news about Hawke's decision. But several Australian media, such as The Age, if they collect a new investigation of the authorities because Djokovic would have lied in the Entry Forms to the country.

The tennis player declared that he had not left his residence in Belgrade during the 14 days before his arrival in Australia on January 5. He marked that box in the protocol question that appears in all entry forms to the Pacific country. The problem is that it was not true because the Serb was in training in Marbella before leaving to Melbourne.

Although the tennis player, during his interrogation with the airport agents, said that he had been Tennis Australia, the leading body of sport in the country, who had completed his travel declaration. An error when filling a paper that can now be grabbed state officials to turn the victory of tennis after the verdict in the favor of Monday.

"To all travelers who arrive in Australia are asked if they have traveled or travel within 14 days before their flight to Australia, they are also warned that giving false or deceptive information is a serious fault, and that may be subject to a Civilian, with the maximum penalty of 12 months in prison ", details the newspaper The Age.

The Djokovic case, after being released and publishing a photo on Twitter training on a Melbourne track ("I feel pleased and grateful that the judge revoked the cancellation of my visa. In spite of everything that has happened, I want to stay And try to compete, "he wrote), continued with a call between the first Minister Serbia, Ana Brnabic, with his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, whom many in his country remember his famous words defending the cancellation of the tennis visa:" The rules are rules, and nobody is above them, especially when it comes to our borders. "

Djokovic, despite not being vaccinated as the rules dictated, crossed the borders and now it will play the Australian Open unless the Immigration Minister says otherwise.

The Serbian premiere telephoned Morrison to ask, according to Serbian media, that Djokovic is "fair way and that all his rights are respected." Morrison, to calm the open diplomatic crisis with Serbia in recent days, acceded to Brnabic's request, also adding that both governments will remain in direct contact these days.

Updated Date: 11 January 2022, 02:07

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