Novak Djokovic’s travel declaration is being investigated by Australian authorities for alleged discrepancies in his recent travel history, Sydney Morning Herald Reported The tennis star’s Australian Open fate hangs in the balance on Tuesday, while government officials consider revoking her visa for a second time over her Covid-19 vaccination status.
Djokovic said on his Australia Travel Declaration Form—which all arriving travelers are required to submit—that he had not traveled in Melbourne in the 14 days prior to his January 6 arrival, court documents showed.
However, Djokovic was in Belgrade, Serbia on Christmas Day and then traveled to his residence in Marabella, Spain on January 2. According to Sydney Morning Herald,
Australian Government advice on the announcement have warned That giving false or misleading information is a serious offense punishable with a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison.
According to the report, Djokovic informed border officials that the declaration form was filled out by Tennis Australia on his behalf, but it is not clear whether this will protect him from facing action.
Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke is still investigating the Djokovic case as of Tuesday and is considering using his special powers to revoke an unvaccinated player’s visa for the second time on grounds of public health and safety.
Businesshala The Australian Home Office has been contacted for comment on the issue.