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Canada Entry Rules To Change Sept. 30

Travelers flying to Canada starting Sept. 30 will experience a raft of new documentation requirements depending on their citizenship. The rules are part of Canada’s Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), established in 2011 to facilitate travel between the U.S. and Canada. A result of the eTA was an effort to more closely scrutinize foreign nationals from visa-exempt countries. Up until the eTA, some countries authorized citizens to travel to Canada with only a passport, and without having to obtain a visa. As a result, foreigners from these countries were not subject to any screening until they arrived at an airport in Canada. These foreigners will now have to obtain an eTA in their passport before they can board a plane flying to Canada. There is a (C)$7 application fee for the eTA, which is valid for up to five years. A traveler’s application can be rejected for a number of reasons, including certain prior criminal convictions, some serious medical conditions, past immigration refusals, or other security concerns. U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid Canadian visa are exempt from the rules. To read more about the eTA, click here. To detrmine if you will need an eTA from your country, click here(Travel Market Report)

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