Novak Djokovic Held in Detention in Australia After his Visa was Revoked
Novak Djokovic’s situation has brought up further controversy on the treatment and detention of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.
Tennis star Novak Djokovic was detained in Australia on arrival after his Australian Visa was revoked for a breach of COVID-19 entry regulations. Djokovic was set to play in the Australian Open after being granted an exemption for COVID-19 testing since he remains untested and against the idea of forced COVID-19 vaccinations.
Djokovic’s Online Visa Application
Djokovic applied for his Visa online and it was granted by the system as there was no flagging of his particular case. The system operates via an auto-grant feature that when turned on gives Visas to foreigners whose cases are not flagged. With Djokovic being a prominent and wealthy figure, critics say that his actions were childish as he or someone on his team must have applied for the Visa with good knowledge of the current COVID restrictions in Australia.