The Australian authorities have cancelled tennis player Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time insisting that he may pose a health risk since he has not been vaccinated for COVID-19.
The Minister of Immigration Alex Hawke used his discretionary powers to revoke Djokovic’s visa again after Djokovic had won his appeal against the federal government.
“Today I exercised my power under Section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr. Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so,” Hawke said in a statement.
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Section 133C also prohibits Djokovic from obtaining a visa to Australia for three years, except in exceptional cases.
The 34-year-old tennis star, however, has the right to challenge the revocation again.
His participation in the 2022 Australian Open which begins on January 17, 2022, therefore remains in doubt.