Reply To: Passport requirement casts wide net, imposes badge of shame

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Randy in PA

While traveling on business, I was refused entry into Canada in 2008, the U.K. And Sweden in 2011 and South Africa in 2012. The agent in Johannesburg, South Africa told me that their computers were linked to Interpol, who imported information directly from the US national registry. Whether or not your crime involved a minor, or even if you are no longer registered, many countries refuse to allow convicted felons entry.