Persona non grata

foreign person whose entering or remaining in a particular country is prohibited by that country's government

In diplomacy, a persona non grata (Latin: "person not welcome", plural: personae non gratae) is a status sometimes given by a host country to foreign diplomats to remove their protection by diplomatic immunity from arrest and other normal kinds of prosecution.[1]


  1. VanOpdorp, Davis (6 March 2019). "What does it mean to be declared persona non grata?". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 23 May 2019.