The Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser, recently announced that 13 countries had been added to the electronic travel authorization (eTA) program. Travelers from these countries who have either held a Canadian visa in the last ten years or currently hold a valid United States non-immigrant visa can now apply for an eTA instead of a visa when flying to Canada.
This program is effective immediately, and eligible travelers from the following countries can now take advantage of it:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Costa Rica
- St. Kitts and Nevis
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
The eTA program expansion provides access to a wide range of global visitors, promoting cultural exchange and boosting tourism in unprecedented ways.
The benefits that will arise from this announcement are significant, both economically and socially. Families and friends can come together with more tourists, and businesses and industries that rely on foreign visitors can flourish, including hotels and restaurants.
By making travel to Canada more accessible, we also create opportunities for trade, investment, and collaboration, boosting our economy and generating employment.
Are you interested in taking advantage of the expanded eTA program for Canada?
One option is to apply for citizenship by investment in Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, or St. Lucia.
If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.