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Unvaccinated athletes likely to be denied entry in Australia

Novak Djokovic’s title defence in Australian Open is in doubt now.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic (Source: Twitter)

The world is slowly returning to normalcy after being stuck in COVID pandemic for the majority of last 18 months. Vaccination rate is also improving with each passing day and with the bio-bubble life also becoming a norm, all kind of sports have resumed at full tilt with even Olympics taking place successfully earlier this year in Tokyo.

However, the COVID restrictions are still the strictest in Australia. Nobody is being spared and even the Ashes was in danger only a few weeks ago due to the quarantine regulations. And the same restrictions might see a number of Tennis players being denied visas to enter Australia if they are not fully vaccinated.

This has put Novak Djokovic’s bid to win the record 21st Grand Slam in doubt as he declined to reveal his vaccination status this week. Moreover, he also cleared that he was unsure if he will be able to defend his title in the Australian Open due to the rules in the country.

Victoria State Premier Daniel Andrews cleared that the Tennis players won’t get a visa to even enter the country if they are not vaccinated. He also added that the athletes will have to quarantine for two weeks as well.

I don’t think an unvaccinated Tennis player is going to get a visa to come into this country and if they did get a visa, they’d probably have to quarantine for a couple of weeks,” he said according to the Times of India.

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