Novak Djokovic seeking special permission to enter US despite COVID vaccine mandates, his brother says

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has actually looked for unique approval to get in the United States in order to play in the Indian Wells and Miami Open, his sibling Djordje exposed, in spite of an existing requirement for foreign air tourists getting in the nation to have actually taken a COVID vaccine. According to Reuters, the existing vaccine required is not anticipated to be raised prior to both competitions start in March.

Djokovic, 35, has actually ended up being probably the most popular professional athlete on the planet to not take a COVID vaccine, sticking by his choice in spite of being deported from Australia prior to the 2022 Australian Open due to his vaccination status. Djokovic made his victorious go back to the Australian Open this year after the nation’s rigorous vaccine requireds were disposed of, winning the competition for his 22nd Grand Slam title.

“Novak has to obtain special permission as the U.S. is still denying entry to non-vaccinated persons, which is simply unbelievable as the whole world is open and sports events feature vaccinated and non-vaccinated athletes alike,” Djordje Djokovic informed Serbian news company Tanjug. “Novak has submitted all the required documentation and a request, and the directors of the Indian Wells and Miami tournaments have publicly said Novak is needed at those tournaments and that they want him to come. There are only a few days to go before a decision is made and what remains for us to do is hope for a positive outcome.”

Presently, existing vaccine requireds for foreign air tourists to the U.S. are anticipated to be raised in mid-April. But in Djokovic’s case, there has actually been hope that a resolution can be exercised, a belief that has actually been revealed all the method approximately Indian Wells competition director Tommy Haas.

“It would be nice to see if we could maybe lift those a little earlier and have him come to play Indian Wells and Miami,” Haas just recently informed press reporters. “I believe he wishes to play, so we must provide him the possibility. Hopefully we can have him there.

“I mean, it would be a disgrace in my eyes if he wasn’t coming to these events, or not allowed to come.”

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