Citizens of Bulgaria and Romania need to apply for eTA to fly to Canada -4th December, 2017

Citizens of Bulgaria and Romania need to apply for eTA to fly to Canada
From the month of December 2017, Citizens of Romania and Bulgaria do not need a Temporary Resident Visa for traveling to Canada. 

Like all other visa-exempt travelers, Bulgarian and Romanian air travelers to Canada by will need an ETA before boarding a flight to Canada. This provision is applicable to all citizens of these two countries who fly to /transit through Canada.

Citizens of Romania and Bulgaria who by now, have a valid Canadian visa, are in a position, for using it for transit/travel, through Canada until it ends, and need not apply, for the new Electronic Travel Authorization.

This approval system of Canada is required for Temporary Resident Visa exempt individuals, who seek to enter Canada by air for visiting temporarily.

Applying for such Authorization is simple. Applicants should fill personal information and reply to some basic questions describing a few issues on medical or criminality condition.

In order to complete the online form, applicants are required to have a valid passport from the country that is visa-exempt, a credit card to pay the fee and an email address that is valid.


  • Citizens of Canada cannot apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization and require a valid Canadian passport to arrive in Canada.
  • PRs of Canada need to travel with a valid Canadian PR Card or PR Travel Document accompanied by a Valid Passport.

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