19 Sep 2016

Travel Alerts

The Government of Canada is introducing a new entry requirement known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).  This applies to visa-exempt foreign nationals* travelling to or transiting Canada by air.

Effective September 30, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals must obtain an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada. For your customer to complete their application for an eTA, your customer will need their passport, a credit card and an email address. An eTA costs $7 CAD and is valid for up to five years.

Among those exempted from this new requirement are U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. As well, entry requirements for travellers arriving by land or sea have not changed.

To see if the citizens of your customer's country need an eTA or for them to apply for one, please visit the Government of Canada's Electronic Travel Authorization website.

* A visa-exempt foreign national is a person who is not a citizen of Canada and is not required to obtain a visa for the purpose of travel based on their country of nationality.