NEW RULES FOR ENTERING THE USA: What does the change mean for Novak Djokovic?

There is no end to the torment for the best tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic.

After the well-known “episode” in Australia, it is the turn of other tournaments on the ATP tour.

Tournaments in Dubai and Indian Wells follow. At first glance, there should be no problem with Novak Djokovic’s performance in the United Arab Emirates, but…

It is already known that the first racket in the world is on the list of players for Indian Wells, but it remains to be seen whether he can play in the mentioned tournament.

Reportedly, all tournaments in the United States require a vaccination certificate, which the Serbian tennis player (for now) does not have. However, some more information has emerged.

Namely, the official website of the American Embassy contains information about entering the country, and it is partly in favor of Novak Djokovic.

From December 6, 2021, everyone who travels to America must show a negative COVID test no older than 24 hours from the moment of boarding. 

Novak Djokovic recently showed a test stating that he was positive for coronavirus on December 16.

If a certificate not older than 90 days from the moment of entering the country is needed to enter the United States, and the certificate of the Serbian ace expires on March 16, we come to the heart of the problem.

That information can bother a Serb a lot if he wants to perform on the American tour, since the tournament in Indian Wells is held from March 7 to 20, followed immediately by the other masters in Miami, which is on the program from March 21 to April 3.

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