Celebrities who have been banned from other countries

A number of famous figures have been banned from entering Russia by Putin

Stars Insider

24/05/22 | StarsInsider


Being famous comes with a lot of benefits, including opportunities to travel all around the world, but it also means that there's a higher level of scrutiny surrounding a celebrity's behavior or political stance—and some countries are not having it.

Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, high-ranking Russian officials and oligarchs have faced harsh sanctions and travel bans all over the world. The US has been enforcing such measures for years. Putin is now attempting to level the playing field by releasing a "blacklist" of 963 US citizens who are now banned from entering Russia. The list includes outspoken political adversaries like President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as their spouses. Hillary Clinton also made the list, but former President Donald Trump was notably absent. Hundreds of US politicians from both the democratic and republican parties were included, as well as several tech executives and leaders of news media outlets. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft President Brad Smith were blacklisted, along with journalists from publications like The New York Times, CNN, and The Post. Fox News was left unscathed. 

Only two Hollywood names were included on the list: film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and actor Morgan Freeman. Freeman was listed as  “a well-known film actor who in September 2017 recorded a video message accusing Russia of conspiring against the United States and calling for a fight against our country.” Regardless, the lengthy blacklist is unlikely to disrupt anyone's travel plans. 

Click through this gallery to find out which other stars have been banned from traveling to certain countries!


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