Novak Djokovic has been banned from entering Australia for three years after his visa cancellation was upheld, the Federal Government has confirmed.
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews confirmed the ban in an interview on TV on Monday
“The visa was cancelled by [Immigration] Minister Hawke,” Ms Andrews said.
“That cancellation was upheld by the Federal Court, so as a result of that, he will be banned from entry for three years into the country.”
The three-year ban is standard for all visa violations in Australia but the sanction can be waived in certain situations.
These include compassionate or compelling circumstances that affect the interests of Australia, which, in Djokovic’s case, could be argued includes his presence at the Australian Open tournaments in 2023 and 2024.