Scott Morrison fires warning shot at Novak Djokovic saying he’ll ‘be on the next plane HOME’ if he doesn’t have ‘sufficient’ evidence for a vaccine medical exemption
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned tennis superstar Novak Djokovic will be banned from entering Australia unless he provides ‘sufficient’ evidence to support his exemption.
The world number one is due to arrive in Melbourne on Wednesday night to defend his Australian Open crown, 24 hours after he announced he was on his way Down Under.
The Prime Minister fired a shot at the Serbian star and warned he could be on the first plane back home as public outrage over Djokovic’s exemption heats up.
‘My view is that any individual seeking to enter Australia must comply with our border requirements,’ he told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.
‘Novak Djokovic, when he arrives in Australia, he has to if he is not vaccinated, must provide acceptable proof that he cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons to be able to access the same travel arrangements as fully vaccinated travellers.
‘We await his presentation and what evidence he provides us to support that. If that evidence is insufficient, that he would be treated any different to anyone else and will be unexplained home. There should be no special tools for Novak Djokovic at all. None whatsoever.