Rules are rules': Australia PM on Djokovic visa

Australian Border Force on Thursday cancelled the visa of Djokovic, the World No. 1 tennis player, and denied him entry into the country to play in the Australian Open tournament after he was forced to wait for several hours at Melbourne airport.

"Rules are rules. And there are no special cases...entry with a visa requires double vaccination or a medical exemption. I'm advised that such an exemption was not in place and as a result he is subject to the same rule as anyone else," Morrison said during a media briefing in Canberra.

In a dramatic series of events through the Melbourne night, Djokovic touched down at Tullamarine airport Wednesday about 11:30 p.m. local time after a 14-hour flight from Dubai, but was ushered into an isolation room under police guard when Australian officials said his visa did not allow for medical exemptions.

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