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When will citizens from Brazil, Bulgaria and Romania be able to apply for an eTA?

For Romanian and Bulgarian citizens

Starting May 1, 2017, eligible Romanian and Bulgarian citizens would be able to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

If you hold a valid Canadian visitor visa, you will still be able to travel to or transit through Canada with that visa until it expires.

If you are not eligible or if you travel by car, bus, train or boat, you will still need a visitor visa to travel to Canada until the visa requirements change.

A visa is also a better option if you plan to travel often between Canada and the U.S. via any combination of plane, train, bus, or boat (including cruise ship).

On December 1, 2017, the Government of Canada intends to lift the visa requirements for all Romania and Bulgaria citizens. Further information will be available closer to that date.

For Brazilian citizens

Starting May 1, 2017, eligible citizens from Brazil would be able to apply for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

If you hold a valid Canadian visitor visa, you will still be able to travel to or transit through Canada with that visa until it expires.

If you are not eligible or if you travel by car, bus, train or boat, you will still need a visitor visa to travel to Canada.

A visa is also a better option if you plan to travel often between Canada and the U.S. via any combination of plane, train, bus, or boat (including cruise ship).

New entry requirement now in effect

Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.


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