[Smt-talk] Traveling abroad

William Caplin caplin at music.mcgill.ca
Tue Oct 19 13:29:19 PDT 2010

Dear colleagues:

After my own recent experience of traveling to Heathrow Airport and  
then being denied entry to the UK because of some obscure bureaucratic  
measures (something involving the "Tier 5" point system), I suggest  
that all members of SMT seek clear advice in advance on how to avoid  
such problems when traveling abroad, especially if you will be  
receiving an honorarium for any talks that you might be invited to  

Another academic, a professor of literature from UMass Boston, was  
sent back home on the same afternoon as my own unpleasant experience.   
So this is obviously a problem that is more widespread than I was  
aware of.


William E. Caplin
James McGill Professor of Music Theory

Department of Music Research
Schulich School of Music
McGill University

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