Today, a politician said, the Australian government has said it will not be able to issue visas to players who have not been vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. This casts doubt on the participation of Novak Djokovic.
“I don’t think an unvaccinated tennis player would get a visa for this country,” said Dan Andrews, premier of Victoria state, whose capital Melbourne hosts the Australian Open in January.
“The virus doesn’t care about your ranking or how many Grand Slams you’ve won,” the politician added. “And if these players get a visa, they will probably have to stay in quarantine for two weeks, unlike other players” who have been vaccinated.
Three-time Melbourne champion Novak Djokovic, who is looking for a historic 21st Grand Slam title, has spoken publicly against a Covid-19 vaccine, refusing to say whether he has been vaccinated. He indicated on Monday that he still does not know if he will play in the upcoming Australian Open.
Vaccine also for F1 spectators
Referring to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, scheduled for April 10, 2022, Dan Andrews also said spectators should be vaccinated. “The Grand Prix is in April, so I don’t think there will be many spectators who haven’t had their dose of the vaccine,” he said.
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