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Does Ron DeSantis Have a Plan to Get Novak Djokovic Into the US?


The Biden administration denied Novak Djokovic’s COVID-19 jab waiver request, forcing the world’s No. 1 men’s tennis player to withdraw from the 2023 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

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The United States remains one of the few countries to ban unvaccinated foreign travelers from entering the country by air.

However, unvaccinated illegal migrants can cross the US Southern border.

Makes sense, right?

Djokovic's denied COVID-19 jab waiver request would also prevent the tennis legend from competing in this month's Miami Open.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis flaunted the idea of chartering a boat for Novak Djokovic from The Bahamas to compete in the Miami Open.

"He should be allowed to compete. Now, I would run a boat from The Bahamas here for him. I would do that. 100 percent," DeSantis said.

"But, I think his people are looking at it and I'm not sure that's the way they want to come into the country, which I understand. I think it would be a great moment."

"He poses zero risk to the United States, zero risk to the state of Florida, and zero risk to Miami," DeSantis added.


On Tuesday, DeSantis wrote a letter to the Biden administration condemning the immoral, unscientific policy of banning unvaccinated foreign air travelers from the United States.

"The only thing keeping Novak Djokovic from participating in the Miami Open tennis tournament is President Biden’s misguided and unscientific COVID-19 vaccination requirement for foreigner travelers.   Mr. President – lift your restrictions and let him compete," DeSantis tweeted with his letter.



NBC 6 South Florida reported:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is the latest public figure to call on President Joe Biden to make an exemption for Novak Djokovic and let the Serbian tennis star into a tournament in Miami despite not being vaccinated against the coronavirus.

In a letter obtained by NBC News, DeSantis urged Biden to "put pandemic politics aside and give the American people what they want."

"This denial is unfair, unscientific and unacceptable,” he wrote in the letter dated Tuesday. "... Let him play.”

DeSantis' letter comes after Florida senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio penned a letter to Biden advocating for the "clear benefit" of Djokovic's participation in the Miami Open.

Under current U.S. law, Djokovic would be in violation of the Centers for Disease Control's policy that all non-citizens or non-U.S. immigrants must be fully vaccinated before boarding a flight to the U.S.


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