Novak Djokovic is to remain in Australia at a quarantine hotel until at least Monday after his legal bid against his deportation was adjourned.
The world number one tennis player had his visa revoked after not sufficiently satisfying authorities over his medical exemption to compete in the Australian Open.
Happy New Year! Wishing you all health, love & joy in every moment & may you feel love & respect towards all beings on this wonderful planet.
I’ve spent fantastic quality time with loved ones over break & today I’m heading Down Under with an exemption permission. Let’s go 2022! pic.twitter.com/e688iSO2d4
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 4, 2022
The Serb, who is the defending champion in Melbourne, has not revealed his vaccination status but has previously spoken out against vaccinations.
However, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the situation is clear;
"Rules are rules, that's the policy of our government and has been our government's strong board of protection policies and in relation to the pandemic it has ensured that Australia has one of the lowest death rates from Covid in the world."