Changes to Canada’s entry requirements

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The Government of Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for certain international travellers when they fly to Canada.

Under eTA, citizens from countries other than the United States (U.S.) who do not need a visa to enter Canada will need to obtain an online authorization before flying to Canada.

From August 1, 2015, eligible travellers can apply online for an eTA.


On March 15, 2016, this entry requirement will become mandatory and travellers will need an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada.


More information on eTA is available at where you will find useful information, including who will need an eTA, how to apply, an eTA video, and detailed FAQs for customers.