Canada has eliminated visa requirements for citizens of 13 countries, including Argentina, Costa Rica and Uruguay. Starting June 6, they will only need to present an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) when entering Canada by air.
“Canada is a favorite destination for people looking to travel, do business or visit with family and friends. That is why we are committed to improving our immigration programs and services by making them more efficient and equitable for people around the world,” says the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
Citizens of these 13 countries no longer require a visa to enter Canada. From June 6, they have joined the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) program.
– old and bearded
-Saint Kitts and Nevis
-St Vincent and the Grenadines
-Trinidad and Tobago
“The introduction of visa-free air travel will make it faster, easier and more affordable for thousands of travelers to visit Canada for up to six months, whether for business or pleasure. It will also help grow Canada’s economy by strengthening Canada’s relationships with these countries while protecting them.
We are adding 13 countries to the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) program:
Antigua and Barbuda
St. kitts and nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
— IRCC (@CitImmCanada) June 6, 2023
Eliminating the visa requirement for these countries also works well for the Canadian government as it will reduce their administrative burden and enable them to focus on those who still need documentation.
If you are from one of the 13 countries mentioned and you still have a valid visa to travel to Canada, you can continue to use it.
People who are not eligible for an ETA, or who travel to Canada by means other than air (for example, by car, bus, train and ship, including a cruise ship), will still need a visitor visa. , they tell.
The ETA is not a visa, it is an entry requirement for all visa-exempt foreign nationals (such as Mexicans) traveling to Canada by air and is easily done online.
It is electronically linked to the traveller’s passport. It is valid for five years or till the passport expires (whichever comes first).
You should note that this is a travel authorization, but it is not used to study, work or live in Canada.
Applications cost CDN$7 and most are automatically approved within minutes. Not like Visa which has a long process.
To apply for an ETA, travelers need a valid passport, credit card, email address, and internet access.
With this visa waiver, Canada is expected to receive 20% more visitors from those 13 countries. “Within a decade, increased travel from these countries is expected to generate approximately $160 million in additional tourism revenue,” he says.
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