Djokovic investigated over suggestion he lied on Australia Travel Declaration

Novak Djokovic will be investigated by Australian authorities over claims he lied on his Australian Travel Declaration.

The World No.1 was released from his detention centre on Monday after being moved there following refusal to enter Australia ahead of the Australian Open later this month.

But, according to The Telegraph, Djokovic could still face an investigation.

The Serbian has been accused of falsely stating he had not travelled and would not do so in the two weeks prior to his flight to Australia.

Social media posts place Djokovic in Belgrade, Serbia, and Marbella, Spain, within the 14 days prior to his Melbourne flight.

Whoever filled out Djokovic's ATD ticked "no" when asked if Djokovic had travelled to any countries 14 days before his flight.

The full question read: “Have you travelled, or will you travel, in the 14 days prior to your flight to Australia?

"Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence. You may also be liable to a civil penalty for giving false or misleading information."

In his court hearing, Djokovic said a member of his team filled in his ATD "on or about 1 January."

What do you think of Djokovic being allowed to play? Let us know in the comments section

Djokovic told immigration officers that his member of staff had completed the ATD before sending it to Tennis Australia to gain a medical exemption.

However, the border officer said: “The visa holder stated that Tennis Australia facilitated his medical exemption from Covid-19 vaccination requirement and completed the Australia Travel Declaration on his behalf.

“I consider that Tennis Australia would have facilitated his medical exemption and Australian Travel Declaration based on information the visa holder provided to them.

“As such, I don’t consider these constitute extenuating circumstances beyond the visa holder's control. Based on the above, I apply significant weight in favour of visa cancellation for this factor.”

Source: Read Full Article