Novak Djokovic has been expelled from Australia for his COVID-19 status before the Australian Open. Tournament organizers announced Wednesday that he is now on the entry list to the Indian Wells ATP tournament in California.
Unvaccinated, the Serb was removed after an 11-day ride that included two visa cancellations, 2 court challenges, and 5 nights in 2 stints at an Immigration Detention Hotel where asylum seekers are kept.
The Indian Wells five-time winner has been allowed to play in the upcoming ATP tournament next year.
Novak Djokovic is on the entry list to Indian Wells ATP tournament
The tournament organizers stated in a statement, that proof of vaccination is required to gain entry.
According to organizers, the following guidelines are in place for players: ‘The protocols of the WTA & ATP as well any USA restrictions on international traveler’s vaccination status will govern the rules.
Djokovic won Indian Wells five more times. He was announced Wednesday as part of a strong field that included 2022 Australian Open winner Rafael Nadal, top 10 players Daniil Mevedev, Alexander Zverev, and Stefanos Tisipas.
Following failure to conform with Australian vaccination laws, the Serb had to be deported from Australia
Djokovic might have problems even getting in the United States. Foreign air passengers must be fully immunized since November 2013 and show proof prior to boarding.
His visa was revoked twice by Australia when the Serb refused to get vaccinated against coronavirus. He was then deported from Australia last month.
From March 9-20, the Indian Wells tournament will be held.
Djokovic had twice his visa cancelled after Australia’s controversy last month