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Important Information for Bulgarian and Romanian Citizens Travelling to Canada

November 17, 2017
airplane-1670266_1920 Michelle Atkinson

As of December 1, 2017, Canada intends to lift the visa requirements for all Romanians and Bulgarians. Which means all citizens of Romania and Bulgaria will no longer need a visa to travel to Canada.

However, similar to other visa-exempt travellers, they would need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to board a flight to Canada. Applying for an eTA is a simple, inexpensive online process that takes minutes to complete.

Romanians and Bulgarians who already have a valid Canadian visa can continue to travel to or transit through a Canadian airport with that visa until it expires. You do not need to apply for a new eTA. As well, those who already have an eTA can continue to fly to Canada with that eTA until it expires or they get a new passport.

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