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Novak Djokovic faces the question of Covid in THREE countries

NOVAK Djokovic is facing a series of new questions in the context of claims that the player has broken Covid laws in three countries.

Djokovic may have broken Spain’s emergency travel rules when he visited Marbella last month, a report said.

Novak Djokovic on the tennis court in Marbella a few days before arriving in Australia

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Novak Djokovic on the tennis court in Marbella a few days before arriving in AustraliaCredit: AP
Spanish diplomats claim the tennis star violated the country's entry requirements

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Spanish diplomats claim the tennis star violated the country’s entry requirementsCredit: Reuters

The Daily mail says the 20-time Grand Slam champion may have breached the country’s entry requirements.

Spanish diplomatic sources are said to have confirmed that Djokovic had failed to seek approval before leaving Belgrade after Christmas. The government last night ordered an investigation.

It comes as tennis still faces deportation from Australia for being unvaccinated and making false travel declarations.

Djokovic’s PR team declined to comment, citing the “sensitivity and complexity” of the case.

Serbian admits he broke the isolation rules after testing positive for Covid-19 and said it was a “false of judgment”.

In an Instagram post, the Serbian tennis star confessed that he met a journalist two days after he tested positive in Belgrade, before he went Down Under.

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“I want to emphasize that I have gone to great lengths to ensure everyone’s safety and compliance with my inspection obligations,” he wrote.

“I attended a basketball game in Belgrade on December 14 then it was reported that several people tested positive for Covid-19.

“Despite no Covid symptoms, I did a rapid antigen test on December 16th which came back negative and out of an abundance of caution, I also did an official and approved PCR test on the same day. that day.

“The next day I attend a tennis event in Belgrade came to give the prize to the child and had a rapid antigen test before going to the event, the result was negative.

“I was symptom-free and feeling well, and I didn’t get notified of a positive PCR test result until after that event.

“The next day, December 18, I was at my tennis center in Belgrade to make a long-term commitment to an interview and photo shoot on L’Equipe. I canceled all events. other case.

“I felt obliged to go ahead and do the L’Equipe interview because I didn’t want the journalist to be disappointed.

“[I ensured] I stay away from society and wear a mask unless my picture is taken. “

Djokovic’s statement also addresses a major error in his travel declaration, published by Australia’s Federal Circuit and Family Court earlier this week.

The anti-vaxxer ticked the box claiming he had not traveled to any other country in the 14 days before departing for the Australian Open in Melbourne.

He attributed it to “human error” on behalf of his agent.

“Regarding my travel declaration, this was submitted on my behalf by my support team – as I told immigration officials upon my arrival – and my agent sincerely apologizes for administrative error in checking the incorrect box about my previous travel prior to arriving in Australia.”

“This is human error and certainly not intentional. We live in challenging times of a global pandemic and these mistakes can happen from time to time.”

Timeline of Djokovic's travel schedule before he arrives in Melbourne on January 5

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Timeline of Djokovic’s travel schedule before he arrives in Melbourne on January 5
Djokovic attended a basketball match between Belgrade and Barcelona on December 14

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Djokovic attended a basketball match between Belgrade and Barcelona on December 14Credit: Getty
Djokovic poses with youngsters at an event with the Belgrade Tennis Association on December 17

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Djokovic poses with youngsters at an event with the Belgrade Tennis Association on December 17Credit: Instagram

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