Martha Stewart has been banned from Britain — but she got a warm welcome Friday in Poland, her grandparents' homeland.

The lifestyle guru was planning to visit Britain in the coming days for business engagements, but the Daily Telegraph and other British newspapers reported Friday that she was denied permission to enter because of her 2004 conviction for obstructing justice.

Stewart's assistants confirmed the visa denial, but they gave no other details beyond saying they hope the decision will be reversed.