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Novak Djokovic Will Play in Australia Open, Despite Not Revealing If He's Vaccinated Against COVID-19 - Here's How

Novak Djokovic Will Play in Australia Open, Despite Not Revealing If He's Vaccinated Against COVID-19 - Here's How

Novak Djokovic has announced today that he will be playing in the Australia Open.

The Open kicks off on Monday, January 17, but the issue has arisen that all participants must either be vaccinated or be exempt from vaccination status.

“No-one can play the Australian Open unless they are vaccinated — either a double-dose of the required vaccines, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson, which is an approved vaccine,” Craig Tiley, the chief executive of Tennis Australia, which hosts the tournament, said in a statement. “The only condition outside of being vaccinated that you could compete is if you received a medically approved exemption from Australian authorities.”

Click inside to read what Novak Djokovic said…

Novak, 33, announced on his Instagram, “I’ve spent fantastic quality time with my loved ones over the break and today I’m heading Down Under with an exemption permission. Let’s go 2022!”

Novak, who had COVID-19 in June of 2020, has refused to confirm if he’s vaccinated, and this appears to be further proof that he’s not.

15 other celebrities have refused to get the vaccine at this time.

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