Novak Djokovic Will Miss 2 US Tournaments Over Biden’s Vax Mandate

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: US President Joe Biden delivers remarks as he pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkeys Chocolate and Chip on the South Lawn of the White House November 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. Chocolate and Chip were raised at Circle S. Ranch, outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, and will reside on the campus of North Carolina State University following today's ceremony. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • President Joe Biden and United States health officials simply cannot step into reality when it comes to COVID-19 and the vaccine, which means non-nationals like Novak Djokovic and others who have made the personal decision not to get the jab will continue to be barred from entering the country.
  • On Tuesday, five days before the vaccine requirement was due to expire, an emergency amendment was issued that extends the entry requirement of proof of vaccination for non-U.S. nationals until April 10, 2023.
  • This has a direct impact on Novak Djokovic as it means he will be forced to miss both Indian Wells and the Miami Open.

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