At the exit of the airport, groups chanted "Djokovic, Djokovic, Djokovic" while jumping and waving the Serbian flag, others carried signs that said "welcome Nole".
But his local fans were outnumbered by the dozens of media crews who had travelled from around the world to capture the final chapter in his visa saga. .
The result means Djokovic, who was seeking a record 21st men's grand slam singles title, will have to watch from afar as longtime rival Rafael Nadal looks to do just that, even as questions are raised about whether the Serb will have more visa problems in the future
The vaccine pass will be imposed, as soon as the law is promulgated, in establishments that were already subject to the health pass," the ministry said in a statement.
"Now, as far as Roland Garros is concerned, it's in May the situation may change between now and then and we hope that it will be more favourable, we'll see, but clearly there's no exemption."
The Spanish player has previously spoken in support of vaccinations but said the situation at the Australian Open with Djokovic had "been a mess"
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