Canada Expands Visa-Free Travel to 13 Additional Countries

 


Winnipeg, Canada - Canada continues to be a preferred destination for individuals seeking to visit, conduct business, or reunite with loved ones. In line with our commitment to enhancing immigration programs and services worldwide, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has announced the inclusion of 13 countries in the electronic travel authorization (eTA) program. Eligible travelers from these countries, who have either held a Canadian visa in the last 10 years or possess a valid United States non-immigrant visa, can now apply for an eTA instead of a traditional visa when flying to Canada. As of today, individuals from these countries can take advantage of this program:

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Argentina
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Morocco
  5. Panama
  6. Philippines
  7. St. Kitts and Nevis
  8. St. Lucia
  9. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  10. Seychelles
  11. Thailand
  12. Trinidad and Tobago
  13. Uruguay

This introduction of visa-free air travel will streamline the process, making it quicker, more convenient, and affordable for thousands of travelers to visit Canada for up to six months, whether for business or leisure purposes. Furthermore, this initiative will contribute to the growth of Canada's economy by facilitating increased travel, tourism, and international business activities, all while ensuring the safety of Canadians and strengthening Canada's relationships with these countries.

In addition, this decision will alleviate the visa caseload by diverting a significant number of applications, enabling more efficient processing and benefiting all visa applicants.



Individuals who currently possess a valid visa can continue using it to travel to Canada. Those who are not eligible for an eTA or are traveling to Canada via means other than air (such as by car, bus, train, or boat, including cruises) will still require a visitor visa. To determine their eligibility for an eTA and learn how to apply, travelers can visit Canada.ca/eTA.

Canada's expanded visa-free travel program signifies another step forward in creating a more efficient and equitable immigration system, ensuring that Canada remains an attractive and accessible destination for global travelers.

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