Novak Djokovic sparks a backlash after publicly opposing the Covid-19 vaccine. He says: “Personally, I am opposed to vaccination, and I wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel.”
Asked by Sky News Australia anchor Danica De Giorgio why Djokovic was granted the visa in the first place, the Home Affairs Minister said: “they’re entirely separate processes”.
“To gain entry to Australia you need both – you actually need the visa, which is determined quite separately, and then you have to meet the entry requirements,” she said.
“I know that people are putting the two issues together, but the visa application process and the granting of a visa is very separate to the additional entry requirements that every traveller needs to meet to be able to enter Australia.”
Djokovic has launched legal action against the pending deportation with the Federal Circuit and Family Court set to sit again on Monday after receiving submissions from both parties.
IMHO I think he should have been sent back on the first plane outa here. Allowing him to stay or even give him an opportunity to stay, sends two messages one for the influential money makers and another for the average citizen.
Either abide by the rules and regulations or suffer the consequences .
Everybody else has to. Why give him "special privileges"
Any tennis fans following this story ?