Being a celebrity brings myriad opportunities for international travel, but it also comes with an increased level of scrutiny that can make things complicated. National governments are usually weary of celebrities who don’t understand their culture and may bring their own bad publicity with them.
In certain situations, a government can go so far as to ban the celebrity from their country altogether. These are a few of the celebrities whose actions have run afoul of a foreign government, resulting in the celebrity being banned from the country.
1. Chris Brown
Chris Brown’s physical abuse of Rihanna may not have cost him his celebrity status, but it did result in his being barred from entry into the U.K. in 2011, and then from entry into Australia in 2015.
In response to the Australia ban, Brown took to Twitter, volunteering to start a domestic abuse awareness campaign in exchange for being allowed entry. Nothing ever became of that, however, and Brown is still banned from both nations.