Afghanistan – The country withdrew from the contest because of the weak results from the previous editions.
Algeria – Télédiffusion d'Algérie have stated they have no interested in returning to the contest, especially since Israel is taking part
Angola – Televisão Pública de Angola have stated they are not planning to come back.
Armenia – AMPTV states that they have no plan to return.
Austria – On May 23, 2015 the country showed no interest in returning this edition. A comeback is possible in the Veritons Song Contest 91.
Azerbaijan – On May 23, 2015 the country announced that will not come back too soon, stating as reason, no interesed artists.
Belarus – BTRC explained on 12 April 2016 that Belarus's absence from the contest since VSC59 is due to the "cost involved in participation". They prefer to spend those funds on Lukashenko statues instead.
China - The country announced at first that they will return, but withdrew in the last moment.
Colombia - On June 11, 2016, Canal Uno stated that a return is possible next edition, since their Head of Delegation returned and they have the necessary funds.
Cuba - Cuba confirmed that they won't be present in the competition, due to their political conflicts with the United States.
Cyprus - The country has not stated yet a decision if they are returning in the contest.
Czech Republic - The country announced that they don't want to return to the contest.
Ecuador - The country's contract with Christina Aguilera has expired so they have no artists left to send.
Egypt - The broadcaster is now looking for a new Head of Delegation and is forced to skip yet another edition for not having a permanent HoD.
Estonia - Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) applauds the return of Lithuania and Latvia and states that they want to complete the baltic trio once again, but they can't right now.
Ethiopia - The country is still suffering for their previous participations and since the economy is in shambles, there is no place for another participation.
Georgia - On April 29, 2016 Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) stated that their permanent HoD was kidnapped by anime characters and they did not convince their president to name another head of delegation.
Hungary - After some editions of not competing, the central european country announced that they are returning to the contest.
India - The country is still regretting winning the contest because it caught the attention of the Opressor Sultana of Many Countries that successfully took the Indian Throne via a coup d'etat. Now they are free and they are afraid to risk a good result and return to the days of opression.
Indonesia - On May 23, 2016 Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI), the national television of Indonesia, announced that the country will not be in the 90th edition, due to lack of interest.
Ireland - The lack of a permanent Head of Delegation made Ireland to sudden withdraw, even though they've got a marvellous result last edition. There are already riots in street with people shouting "WE WANT TO COME BACK IN VSC".
Iran - Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei announced that the country is still sad for not winning the 73rd edition of Veritons Song Contest and they are not taking part as long as Romania is.
Iraq - The country confirmed that they won't be present in the competition, due to their internal political conflicts.
Kazakhstan - The country announced that they are not planning to return to the contest.
Lebanon - Lebanon confirmed that they won't return in the competition, due to their political conflicts with Israel.
Luxembourg - RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg (RTL) announced on 21 May 2016 that Luxembourg would not participate in the contest, due to the financial and organisational strain of a potential participation on the channel, especially with a small financial budget.
Malaysia - The RTM TV1 announced that despite speculation surrounding their participation, they had yet to make a final decision.
Malta - Since they are hosting the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, there are no funds for VSC.
Mexico - The country thought top 3 results are rewarded with money. Since they are not, their interest is zero.
Mongolia - No return for Mongolia this edition, sadly, though the country announced that they plan to return soon.
Morocco - While first confirming that they are going to return, later they withdrew their statement because their short-lived new HoD received a better offer from Jamaica.
North Korea - Since their last participation, they've stolen the format of the show and they are hosting a fake one every time the real show is broadcasted. Of course, they are winning every single edition so all contests are to be held in glorious Pyongyang.
Philippines - Financial difficulties ruled the country out of the 90th contest.
Portugal - The country stated that their economy is still not recovered from that hosting few editions ago.
Puerto Rico - The country is not satisfied with the number of Latin American countries in the contest. No party-style enough for the Puertoricans.
San Marino - The country has not stated yet a decision if they are returning in the contest. Unconfirmed rumours are saying that San Marino is banned to participate after sending Serhat in Eurovision.
Serbia - The country did not return in Veritons Song Contest 91, due to their conflicts with Albania.
Slovakia - The lack of a permanent head of delegation makes the country unable to take part.
South Korea - To their shock, k-pop is not so popular with the VSC juries. According to the South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, "South Korea will return when other countries will learn what real music is like".
Switzerland - Another country that suffers from the lack of a permanent Head of Delegation. Since their former HoD has resigned long ago and she is now in France, there is no chance for Switzerland to take part in the 90th edition.
Taiwan - The country announced that they are not planning to return to the contest due to lack of money and interest.
Trinidad-Tobago - No, they are not returning.
Turkey - Since Opressor Sultana of Many Countries has abandoned Turkey (for now), they don't want to take part anytime soon.
Turkmenistan - President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow hates the contest now after his favourite singer Myahri didn't win.
UAE - The country doesn't even know why they bother to take part in the first place.
Uzbekistan - On May 11, 2016 it was announced that Uzbekistan won't participate in the upcoming edition, due to lack of interest.
Venezuela - Since people are starving in this country, there is no place for song contests.
Vietnam - On February 15, 2016 it was announced that Vietnam won't be taking part anymore, because of their bad results and the lack of a permanent HoD.
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