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embassy.org: Yesterday's Trivia Question of the Day

What does it mean to be declared "persona non grata"?

The answer is:

If a host country declares an accredited diplomat persona non grata, they are saying he or she is no longer welcome, persumably for some transgression, such as being caught engaging in espionage, and must leave.