International Travel For Registrants
International travel is something that most folks forced to register as “sex offenders” are denied. Sometimes that’s simply because of money or family issues. Other times, it’s because of a certain compelled speech issue… The passport branding component of the 2016 International Megan’s Law, an amendment to the Adam Walsh Act. We, here at Just Facts, along with all nation signatories of international human rights legislation (ICCPR & ICESCR), believe that it is every human’s right to travel freely both within his country and to another without impedance. The American government does not recognize human rights, especially for registrants.
We are here to offer up some assistance for what limited travel is available. This handy guide is a tool to help you decide where to plan your next trip. Some quick points to keep in mind when checking these countries:
- Most countries that don’t require a visa for Americans will generally be much easier to enter with some notable exceptions like Australia, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, or Canada.
- Beware of airlines that fly directly to countries that rely on US assistance. They will perform an NCIC lookup at the airport of departure when scanning a passport. If there’s a hit they will deny you a boarding pass if the destination country requires it. Some countries have laws barring ALL felons from entering, not just “sex offenders”. So please save yourself the MAJOR hassle and do not even try.
- Islands and other colonies (mostly in the Caribbean and South Pacific) that are governed by foreign powers have similar entry requirements as their host nations. For example, Tahiti (French Polynesia) is governed by France and therefore follows French immigration policy. The governing nation is listed in () next to any such protectorate.
Enter The Matrix
Many thanks to the good folks at RTAG (Registry Travel Action Group) for developing the original travel matrix. They deserve the credit for the idea and initial entries. We are expanding on the original matrix to include every country on Earth. That’s right: we’re going balls to the wall on this one. We need everyone’s help to make it the most comprehensive travel matrix in existence!Updated-Travel-Matrix
Please send us some information about any country we have incorrect data about or you may have been to, along with any stories about your trip that you’d like to share!
Freedom of movement is the very essence of our free society. Once we curtail the right to travel, all other rights suffer.William O. Douglas (Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
We work diligently and in good faith to keep this matrix as current as possible. As you can see, this chart is far from complete. We sometimes make mistakes and we will update this as we get more information on country status. This chart is only a guide. It is not a 100% guarantee because of the constant changing of laws around the world. We are not responsible for any inconvenience due to incorrect information.
International Travel COVID-19 Notice
Most of the countries listed above are currently restricted or even completely off-limits (as of January 1st, 2022) to non-vaccinated Americans so this list does not necessarily apply. Check with the US State Department or the immigration page of the target country to find out restrictions and necessary entry documents before travel.