Novak Djokovic Denied US Visa to Participate in Miami Open Due to No COVID Vaccine

Top-notch tennis player Novak Djokovic has been denied entry to the US, where he hoped to play in the upcoming Miami tournament.

US authorities currently require anyone arriving in the country to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, but an exemption can be applied for.

In March, Jokovis applied for a vaccine waiver to compete in the Indian Wells tournament, but the US Homeland Security also denied that request on the grounds that he was unvaccinated.

However, the US is ending the COVID-19 emergency on May 11, allowing foreign air passengers to enter the country without being vaccinated.

The last competitive match of the 22-time Grand Slam champion was a back-to-back loss to Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championship in early March.