Canada's mandatory new pre-screening system for visa-exempt
visitors has been further extended until November 9, 2016. The
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) system was to become
fully implemented for visitors to Canada from certain countries on
September 29, 2016. Immigration authorities have agreed to further
extend this deadline to give travelers and airlines more time to
"In consultation with airline partners, we're taking
further steps to minimize any travel disruptions," said
John McCallum, Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and
Citizenship. "We are extending the leniency period and
doing another major information blitz in Canada and abroad to
encourage affected travelers, including dual Canadian citizens, to
plan ahead and get the necessary travel documents before they book
a flight to Canada."
The new requirement came into effect on March 15, 2016, but the
Canadian government introduced an initial period of leniency until
September 29, 2016. This has now been further extended until
November 9, 2016.
After that date, all those travelling by air to Canada from a
visa-exempt country will require an eTA.
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