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Novak Djokovic May Defend French Open Title After France’s Decision to Abolish Vaccine Passport Requirement

Professional tennis player Novak Djokovic may be eligible to defend the title of Ronald Garros after France relaxed its rules imposed to stop the spread of the Corona virus.

Authorities in France have announced that they will suspend the vaccination passport requirement this month, TheSchengen.com reports.

New changes implemented by the French government to suspend restrictions on March 14 mean that the tennis player will be able to defend the French Open title Ronaldo Garros.

Previously, the tennis player was prevented from attending the French Open after the government imposed strict measures in an attempt to contain the spread of the Corona virus.

At the time, TheSchengen.com reported that the new regulation that was due to take effect on February 15, the redemption certificate that was required to enter France in order to attend the French Open event would be valid for six to four months.

Such measures prevented Djokovic from participating in the event after he allegedly tested positive for the coronavirus in mid-December.

The French Open is scheduled to take place on May 22, the period during which Djokovic’s recovery document will expire, and he will not be eligible to attend the event unless he completes his vaccination against the virus or tests positive for the virus again within that framework. .

In this regard, the French Sports Ministry stressed that there will be no exemptions applied to Djokovic after it confirmed that the vaccination requirement applies to all citizens and foreigners who plan to enter the country.

“This will apply to every spectator or professional athlete. And that is until further notice. As far as Roland Garros is concerned, it is in May. The situation may change from time to time and hopefully it will be more favorable. So, we will see, but obviously not There is an exemption,” the ministry indicated in this regard.

However, the French Prime Minister, Jean Castix, said that the epidemiological situation had improved “thanks to our collective efforts”.

Conditions have been met for a new phase of easing procedures. The Prime Minister indicated that, starting from Monday, March 14, we will suspend the vaccination card, where applicable.

But the authorities in France have made it clear that the obligation to carry the certificate to attend places such as hospital entrances, home care for the elderly or institutions for the disabled will remain in place in order to protect the most vulnerable groups from the Corona virus and its new strains.

The relaxation of entry rules in France could also mean that the Serbian tennis player who has been replaced by Russian Daniil Medvedev at the world championships no one plays at the Monte Carlo Masters next month.

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