Novak Djokovic will likely be forced to miss this year’s Indian Wells and Miami Open tournaments in the United States due to his non-vaccinated status against the Covid-19 virus.

A statement from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has confirmed that foreign air travellers are required to be fully vaccinated against the disease and that the limitations will remain in place until at least April 10th.

Indian Wells will take place from March 6-19 and the Miami Open from March 20-April 2nd with Djokovic set to miss the events as he has openly spoken against getting the vaccine.

Djokovic missed last year’s tournaments for the same reason as well.

The Serb’s decision to not get vaccinated and his subsequent bans last year caused a major stir in the tennis world. He was not allowed to defend his Australian Open and US Open titles, after not being allowed in the countries, losing his crowns to Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz respectively.

He still had a fairly successful season winning Wimbledon and the ATP Tour Finals.

Australia, meanwhile, has softened its stance which has allowed the 21-time grand slam winner to return to the country. Djokovic has called his deportation last year water under the bridge, as he looks to add a 10th Australian Open title to his resume.

The first grand slam of the year will take start on January 16th.