I can confirm that arrangements have been made for Djokovic to attend an interview with immigration officials tomorrow
The Australian immigration minister, Alex Hawke, has again cancelled Novak Djokovic’s visa.
Djokovic’s visa was first cancelled by a delegate of the home affairs minister last Thursday, on the basis a recent Covid infection by itself was not sufficient for an exemption from vaccination requirements and, since he was unvaccinated, Djokovic could pose a risk to public health.
The visa was restored by a federal circuit court judge ruling in Djokovic’s favour on Monday, but government lawyers immediately put the world No 1 on notice that Hawke could still exercise a personal power to re-cancel the visa.
On Wednesday, Djokovic conceded his agent made an “administrative mistake” when declaring he had not travelled in the two weeks before his flight to Australia and acknowledged an “error of judgment” by not isolating after he tested positive for Covid on 16 December.
Hawke’s decision, announced on Friday evening, indicates the minister is satisfied cancellation was in the public interest.