The Covid-19 vaccine is a mandatory requirement to enter the United States. The winner of 22 ‘Grand Slams’ has already made a request for special permissionbut it was denied by the authorities and this event and the one that precedes it in Indian Wells in the state of California will be lost for another year.
“The only thing preventing Novak Djokovic from participating in the Miami tournament is the wrong and unscientific vaccination requirement against covid-19 from President Biden for foreign travelers. Mr. President, lift your restrictions and let him compete.“, DeSantis shared on his official Twitter account, in which he attached a letter stating that the ban on Djokovic “is unfair, unscientific and unacceptable.”
The Florida president indicated that this vaccination requirement for foreigners “it’s wrong and outdated“. “I urge you to reconsider. It’s time to put pandemic politics aside and give the American people what they want: let them play,” said DeSantis, whose state is hosting the second Master 1000 of the season.
It is not the first time that Djokovic’s participation in different sporting events commits the authorities to allow him to be a part, and his presence is a guarantee of a show due to his great quality on the pitch.