- Canada added 13 additional countries to its electronic travel authorization (eTA) program on June 6, 2023
The government of Canada added 13 additional countries to its electronic travel authorization (eTA) program on June 6, 2023. The new countries include the following:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Costa Rica
- St. Kitts & St. Nevis
- Lucia, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines Seychelles
- Trinidad & Tobago
As a result, nationals of these countries who were issued a Canadian visa within the last ten years or those who currently hold a valid United States non-immigration visa are now permitted to apply for an eTA instead of a visa when traveling to Canada via airway.
Individuals who already have a valid visa can continue to use it to travel to Canada. Those who are not eligible for an eTA or who are traveling to Canada by means other than air (for example, by car, bus, train, and boat—including by cruise ship) will still need a visitor visa.
What are the Changes?
The government of Canada expanded eTA access to 13 new countries on June 6, 2023. According to the government announcement, these measures will make it easier and faster for travelers to visit Canada. Eligible individuals will be permitted to enter the country for up to six months for business and leisure purposes.
Continue to check the Government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada