Tennis star will be detained tonight after visa revoked

aAustralia’s decision to revoke Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time could hamper the world number one’s ability to travel freely to other countries and frustrate his bid to win a record 21 Grand Slam title if he remains vulnerable to Covid-19.

Most countries require visa applicants to disclose whether they have been deported, or the visa has been refused or canceled.

While France’s sports minister said last week that Djokovic would be allowed to play at Roland Garros even if he had not been vaccinated, citing ITF protocols, President Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to make the lives of unvaccinated people so complicated that they end up being stabbed.

The French Tennis Federation said it was still too early to reveal health protocols.

The Wimbledon organizers have yet to decide on safety arrangements for the Grand Slam.

The Lawn Tennis Association said the government will set entry requirements for its events, and that for now, unvaccinated people can enter the country but have to self-isolate for 10 days.

A representative for the US Open said the tournament would follow New York City Department of Health guidelines.

Traveling to the US could also be an issue for Djokovic. Foreign travelers by air must be fully vaccinated since November and provide proof before boarding flights, with limited exceptions.


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