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Entering Canada: Tips for Travellers

All visitors must have valid travel documents and identification to enter Canada, such as a passport or visa.

Find current information on entry requirements on the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website.

Requirements may vary depending on the country you’re travelling from — or transiting through.

You may need a visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization. Find out if you need a visitor visa or ETA. The entry document you need depends on:

  • the type of travel document you plan to travel with
  • the country that issued your travel document
  • your nationality
  • your method of travel to Canada for this trip

Visa-exempt foreign nationals (excluding U.S. citizens) must apply online for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), ideally prior to booking their flight to Canada. Apply Here

Visa-required foreign nationals must submit fingerprints and a photo (biometrics) to acquire their visa for travel to Canada.

Covid-19 information: 

Individuals are reminded that they should not travel if they have symptoms of COVID-19. If travellers become sick while travelling, and are still sick when they arrive in Canada, they should inform a flight attendant, or a border services officer upon arrival. They may then be referred to a quarantine officer who will decide whether the traveller needs further medical assessment as COVID-19 remains one of many communicable diseases listed in the Quarantine Act.

All travellers are being reminded to make informed decisions when travelling and are encouraged to review the travel and health notices at

Flights and Border Services: 

For everything you need to know to prepare for a flight to or in Canada, please visit the Government of Canada website - this resource includes information about airports, requirements, proof of vaccination and more.


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