Australia investigates entry of unvaccinated people into Grand Slam
"I am aware of these allegations and I can assure you that the Australian Border Force is investigating that now "Australian Home Secretary Karen Andrew told 2GB radio station today.
The authorities they are investigating a tennis player and an official who have already been allowed to enter the country to attend the tournament, which is played in the city of Melbourne between January 17 and 30, detailed the Sidney Morning Herald newspaper.
The Australian tennis federation had assured today that other participants of the Australian Open they were allowed to enter the country after contracting covid in the last six months, using the same exemption that Djokovic requested.
The investigation is carried out while the Serbian tennis player is being held in a Melbourne hotel after the Australian authorities will revoke your visa for failing to comply with the measures against covid-19 and waiting for a court to decide on Monday on his deportation.
The world's number one arrived Wednesday night in Australia with a medical exemption that allowed him to defend his title at the Australian Open despite not being vaccinated, but shortly after the border authorities canceled his visa.
The tennis player's lawyers appealed today the decision of the authorities and the Federal Circuit Court scheduled a hearing for next Monday to decide if Djokovic is deported from the country.
The Sidney Morning Herald cites three sources anonymously who claim that the exemption presented by the Serbian player was "minimal" and it was only backed by a doctor.
"It is not appropriate for me to see Mr. Djokovic's medical records. It would not be fair for us to do so ... But all I can say is that the proof of medical exemption that was provided was deemed insufficient "Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today.
The vaccine is mandatory to enter Australia, but there are temporary exemptions for people who have "a serious medical condition" who cannot be vaccinated for having contracted covid-19 in the previous six months or have had an adverse reaction to the drug, among other reasons.