Australian tennis player John Millman suggests it is a nonsense that a COVID-19 positive person can enter the United States but Novak Djokovic can’t because he hasn’t been vaccinated.
Recently, the United States relaxed some of their COVID-19 measures as foreigners can now travel to the country without a negative test.
However, foreign travelers still have to show the proof of vaccination.
“Thought of the day. I could be covid positive and fly into the States, no questions asked because I’m vaccinated. But someone who has recovered from covid, is now covid negative but hasn’t been vax’d is denied entry. I know there are border laws but help me understand,” Millman wrote on Twitter.
Thought of the day…
I could be covid positive and fly into the States, no questions asked because I’m vaccinated.
But someone who has recovered from covid, is now covid negative but hasn’t been vax’d is denied entry..
I know there are border laws but help me understand..
— John Millman (@johnhmillman) August 5, 2022
Millman thinks Djokovic should be at the US Open
“I’m out with covid. I was just in the States and it didn’t really feel like too many were following any recommendations or guidelines there. Which is fine, but therefore I can’t see then why @DjokerNole can’t come and compete,” Millman tweeted earlier this week.
After receiving some criticism for showing Djokovic support, Millman clarified himself.
“Let me be clear. If everyone in the country was following guidelines then I’m all for them enforcing a vax entry policy. But from what I saw pretty much no one was, the tournament allows non vax citizens to play and only 30% have had a booster,” Millman added in another tweet.
Last week, Millman kicked off his North American hard court swing at the Atlanta Open.
Millman, who was beaten by in the Atlanta last-16, tested positive for COVID-19 after finishing his Atlanta run.
During his time in the United States, he didn’t get the feeling that too many locals were following COVID-19 safety measures and precautions.
The US Open starts on August 29 and Djokovic is currently preparing as if he will be allowed to compete at the tournament.