Australia cancels Novak Djokovic’s visa again | The Indian Express

Australia cancels Novak Djokovic’s visa again

Novak Djokovic’s visa was once again cancelled by Australia on Friday. He still has the option of a legal challenge to avoid deportation and defend his title at Australian Open.

The Australian government Djokovic’s visa saying that the World No. 1 is unvaccinated for COVID-19 and may pose a risk to the community.

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used discretionary powers to again cancel Djokovic’s visa, after a court quashed an earlier revocation and released him from immigration detention on Monday.

Djokovic’s lawyers are expected to appeal the cancellation in the Federal Circuit and Family Court as they successfully did after the first cancellation.

It is the second time Djokovic’s visa has been canceled since he arrived in Melbourne a week ago to defend his Australian Open title.

He spent four nights in hotel detention before a judge on Monday overturned that decision.