Novak Djokovic did have a vaccine exemption to enter Australia due to a recent Covid infection


Novak Djokovic was infected with Covid just over TWO WEEKS before he flew to Australia – and star DID have a vaccine exemption to enter country, court documents reveal

  • Djokovic had contracted Covid on December 16 before travelling to Australia


Tennis world No.1 Novak Djokovic was relying on a positive Covid-19 test from December 16 to enter Australia, his lawyers said in a court filing on Saturday.

The filing said the 34-year-old was not experiencing symptoms and had written clearance from Australia’s immigration department before travelling to the country with a medical exemption from its vaccination rules.

Djokovic, who is in immigration detention in Melbourne after his visa was cancelled on arrival on Thursday, returned his first positive coronavirus test last month.

Fourteen days later he ‘had not had a fever or respiratory symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 72 hours’, the filing said.

Tennis world No.1 Novak Djokovic was relying on contracting Covid on December 16 to enter Australia, his lawyers said in a court filing on Saturday

On Jan. 1, the Serbian sports star received a ‘a document from the Department of Home Affairs (which) told Djokovic that his ‘responses indicate(d) that (he met) the requirements for a quarantine-free arrival into Australia’, the documents added.

Djokovic, an outspoken critic of mandatory vaccination, has never disclosed his own vaccination status. 

He is challenging his visa cancellation in Australia’s federal court in hopes of winning his 21st Grand Slam at the Australian Open which starts on January 17.

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