Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)
Visitors travelling to Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada.
However, the Canadian authorities have stated that until the 29 September 2016, travellers who don’t have an eTA can still board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents (eg a valid passport). During this time, border services officers can let travellers arriving without an eTA into the country as long as they meet the other requirements to enter Canada.
For more information about the eTA system, and to apply online, visit theofficial Canadian government website.
If you’re a dual British-Canadian national or a permanent resident of Canada, you won’t be able to apply for an eTA. The Canadian government strongly advises all dual nationals to enter Canada using a valid Canadian passport.
If you’re travelling by land or sea, you won’t need an eTA when you enter Canada. However, you must travel with acceptable travel documents and identification.