Czech Tennis Player Renata Voracova Caught Up In Visa Debacle

ABF investigate situation


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Czech tennis player Renata Voracova, who arrived to Australia with the same exemption as Novak Djokovic, has had her visa cancelled by the federal government.

Voracova was denied entry after the Australian Border Force canceled her visa due to her vaccination status.

She'll be held in the same immigration hotel as Djokovic, who is awaiting his legal case to be heard in court before his next move.

Voracova was tracked down over reports of her vaccine exemption, being sent into hotel quarantine after she had already played a warm-up match in Melbourne.

Authorities picked up the details on Thursday, where she was questioned over her exemption forms.

Further investigation is underway to determine how the players were led to believe there is a vaccine exemption for anyone who had the COVID infection in the past six months.

"The ABF is aware of two other individuals who have used the same exemption letter issued by Tennis Australia as the basis for their medical exemption for the purposes of travelling to Australia," the spokesperson told reporters.

"ABF is making inquiries regarding these individuals, as the investigation is ongoing, we won't be making any further comment at this time."

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Reports say the third person being investigated is an official.

Voracova is the ranked 81 in doubles, she lost her opening warm-up match on Wednesday partnered with Katarzyna Piter.

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8 January 2022




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