Here are the countries that celebs like Harrison Ford, Martha Stewart, and more are banned from

This is why Martha Stewart can never come back to the UK...

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Yes, you read that correctly. Martha Stewart is banned from the UK - but she's not the only celebrity who is banned from certain countries around the world. Here's a comprehensive list of where some of our favorite celebrities, including Harrison Ford, are not welcome in.

Even if you're a celebrity, you can't hide from the law, as they say. In fact, there's a full list of celebrities, courtesy of Ice36, thta gives a full rundown of which celebrities are banned where - and we were shocked to see some of our favorite celebs on the list. 

Here's who is banned from what countries - and a little bit of insight as to why.

Why is Martha Stewart banned from the UK?

According to Ice36, Martha Stewart is no longer permitted back into the UK, so no afternoon London teatime for her. She is denied entry into Britain because of her US conviction in 2004 for lying about a stock sale. Poor Martha.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Martha Stewart attends the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Annual Academy Viewing Party at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on February 09, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images,)

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Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, and Elton John are among others who are banned from countries around the world

Sometimes, celebrities get banned from countries without even doing anything wrong, necessarily - take Elton John, for example, who is banned from Egypt solely because of the fact that he is openly gay, according to Ice36. 

Brad Pitt is banned from China, again, not for breaking any laws, but for having a role in the movie Seven Years in Tibet, in which he plays a character who is invovled in Chinese military operations in Tibet. Simiarly, Harrison Ford was banned from China in 1995 for testifying at the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of an independent Tibet.

Singer Miley Cyrus is also banned from China because of a mishap in which a "controversial photo that emerged online of the star mocking Asian eyes," according to Ice36.

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Other celebs banned from China specifically include (brace yourselves for a long list), Selena Gomez, Björk, Gigi Hadid, Jay Z, Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, Martin Scorsese, Richard Gere, and Sharon Stone.

Another celeb who was under fire was Alec Baldwin, who was previously banned in 2009 from the Philippines. Alec had made crude jokes regarding sex trafficking, saying to David Letterman on his show that he was contemplating paying for a "Filipino mail-order bride" - and was consequentially banned from ever entering the country. 

Justin Bieber is also banned from a popular country - in 2013, Justin had one of is bodyguards physically assault a photographer in Argentina, and now, he is no longer allowed back in the South American country. 

Madeline Merinuk
US Lifestyle News Writer

Madeline Merinuk is woman&home's US lifestyle news writer, covering celebrity, entertainment, fashion, and beauty news.

She graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University, winning multiple student journalism awards, including a National Hearst Award, during her time there. After graduating, she worked at, the digital site for the Today Show, where she wrote pop culture news and interviewed big-name personalities like Emily Ratajkowski, Haley Lu Richardson, Emma Corrin, and more.

Her personal interests, in no particular order, are: cheese, Joni Mitchell, reading, hot yoga, traveling, having multiple chapsticks in every handbag at all times, and dancing to ABBA songs as if she were in the Mamma Mia movies.