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This article is about the gist of elimination locations. For the CBS web-based series, see Elimination Station.
Paris

If they are lucky, sequestered teams may spend their time in Paris, France. (Licensed photo courtesy of Flickr).

Sequesterville is a centralized place -- whose name is dubbed by The Amazing Race fan community -- where eliminated teams are sequestered for the duration of the Race. Here, racers must wait until the Race has neared the final leg.

Locations[]

US version[]

  • Season 1: Paris, France
  • Season 2: Cancún, Mexico
  • Season 3: Faro, Portugal
  • Season 4: Sagres, Portugal
  • Season 5: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Season 6: Acapulco, Mexico
  • Season 7: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Season 8: Orlando, Florida
  • Season 9: Algarve, Portugal
  • Season 10: Ulaanbataar, Mongolia
  • Season 11: Acapulco, Mexico
  • Season 12: Algarve, Portugal
  • Season 13: Cancún, Mexico
  • Season 14: Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Season 15: Phú Quốc, Vietnam
  • Season 16: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Season 17: Cancún, Mexico
  • Season 18: Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Season 19: Krabi, Thailand
  • Season 20: Acapulco, Mexico
  • Season 21: Algarve, Portugal
  • Season 22: Capri, Italy
  • Season 23: Cancún, Mexico
  • Season 24: Langkawi, Malaysia
  • Season 25: Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Season 26: Pattaya, Thailand
  • Season 27: Barcelona, Spain
  • Season 28: Bali, Indonesia
  • Season 29: Rome, Italy
  • Season 30: Rome, Italy
  • Season 31: Crete, Greece
  • Season 32: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Season 33:
    • Madeira, Portugal (prior to production shutdown)
    • None (no sequester having took place due to the resumption of the season in 2021)
  • Season 34: Marbella, Spain
  • Season 35: Cebu, Philippines
  • Season 36: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Reference: [1]

After Elimination[]

The accommodations at Sequesterville generally are not as bad as its name might seem. Like the ones who remain in the Race after checking in at a Pit Stop, sequestered teams receive complimentary hotel or resort services. They may talk amongst the other teams, swim, watch movies, or just relax.[2] They might also go sight-seeing or dine out at a restaurant with their stipend.[3] In compliance with the Race's clandestine production, sequestered teams are supervised at all times. Depending on their time of elimination, they may be sequestered for a few weeks or even a few days until they are flown in for the finale.

The location for Sequesterville usually varies by season. Over the years, the production team tries to protect the identities of the Sequesterville locations a secret in order to avoid selecting new Sequestervilles and to have a reusable, budget-friendly location each season. During the restart of Season 33, the eliminated teams would have to fly directly to their hometowns due to protocols being adapted by the COVID-19 pandemic, no sequester location took place. This format was resumed in Season 34 and has been ever since.

In order to cut down travel costs, the fourth, fifth, and sixth place teams may not need to go to Sequesterville; instead, they could accompany production for the next legs and directly head to the finish and meet up with the other teams. Alternatively, eliminated teams may be asked to perform "decoy runs" -- flying the eliminated teams to next city a day or so before the final teams arrive -- in order to defer potential spoilers[4].

In a new twist, the 6th Israeli season featured a full leg exclusively for the first seven eliminated teams beginning from the Sequesterville location on the island of Meganisi in Greece featuring reward competitions, but also followed by the opportunity for one team to win a return to the Race.

Discovery[]

Read more: Elimination Station
EliminationStation

For 10 seasons of The Amazing Race, Sequesterville has remained a mystery to everybody except to the production and its affiliates. However, in 2007 CBS unveiled the "Elimination Station", extra content that visitors can view on their website. The "Elimination Station" series mirrors the "jury house" footage from Big Brother, where teams may discuss their performance, predict what will be next, or give opinions on their unfortunate boot from the Race.[5]

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