Updated July 16, 2016
The Government of Canada has recently introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), that applies to visa-exempt foreign nationals* traveling to or transiting Canada by air.
Effective March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals must obtain an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada. To complete an application for an eTA, a passport, credit card and an email address is required. An eTA costs $7 CAD and is valid for up to five years.
Among those exempted from this new requirement are U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa.
As well, entry requirements for travelers arriving by land or sea level have not changed.
To see if the citizens of a country need an eTA or to apply for one or for additional information, visit the Government of Canada’s Electronic Travel Authorization website:
*A visa-exempt foreign national is a person who is not a citizen of Canada and is not required to obtain a visa for the purpose of travel based on their country of nationality.
SOURCE: The Government of Canada