This was reported to AFP by government sources, according to NTB.
The move is surprising, as Sports Minister Roxana Maracignano said last week that some events, such as the Roland Garros tennis tournament, Get special exceptions.
She answered when asked if unvaccinated tennis player Novak Djokovic could participate in the big tournament.
Novak’s father, Serjan Djokovic, also seemed confident that his son would play at Roland Garros.
The attempt to “kill” the best athlete in the world has ended. Fifty bullets in Novak’s box. “See you in Paris,” he said after Djokovic was expelled from Australia.
expelled from australia
Djokovic was recently deported from Australia after first obtaining a medical exemption from the Australian Open vaccination requirement. He is now on his way back to his native Serbia.
The 34-year-old said Sunday that he will use the immediate future to calm down.
But according to the president of the French Tennis Federation, discussions have taken place regarding the participation of unvaccinated players in the French Grand Slam.
– We are working in cooperation with the public authorities, which will clarify the rules for admission of unvaccinated foreign athletes to the tournament, says Gilles Meriton, quoted by France Info Sport.
New strict rules
It created optimism in Djokovic’s camp when French Sports Minister Roxana Marasinho said Djokovic could play in France, but after French authorities imposed stricter restrictions on Sunday, the tone changed.
This applies to any spectator or professional athlete.
Roland-Garros is in May. The minister said, according to Reuters, that the situation may change, but it is clear that there is no exception.
Djokovic has won the Roland Garros tournament twice, but is now in danger of being suspended from another Grand Slam tournament.
The changes come after the French National Assembly gave, on Sunday, the final approval for the introduction of a controversial vaccine passport in the country. A negative coronary test or evidence of recent coronary heart disease will not be enough.
A vaccination permit will be necessary for French residents to travel by train between cities, attend cultural events or dine at a restaurant.
President Emmanuel Macron previously stated that it would make life miserable for everyone who had not yet been vaccinated.
The tennis star has received both support and criticism in the vaccine dispute with Australia.
The Serbian president accused the authorities of “political manhunt” when the 34-year-old was arrested at the airport and placed in a quarantine hotel. Opponents of vaccination have also shown their support for the tennis player.
– Djokovic is undoubtedly one of the best players in history, but no one is greater than the championship, said rival Rafael Nadal.
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