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T&T nationals now qualify for visa-free travel to Canada

Citizens seeking to travel to Canada no longer have to get a visa in hand… at least once eligible.

Trinidad and Tobago has been named among 13 countries that are now under the electronic travel authorization (eTA) program.

Travellers from these countries who have either held a Canadian visa in the last 10 years or who currently hold a valid United States non-immigrant visa can now apply for an eTA instead of a visa when travelling to Canada by air.

Effective Tuesday, eligible travellers from these countries can benefit from the program:

Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Costa Rica; Morocco; Panama; Philippines; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Seychelles; Thailand; Trinidad and Tobago; Uruguay.

A statement on Tuesday read, “Introducing visa-free air travel will make it faster, easier, and more affordable for thousands of travellers to visit Canada for up to six months for either business or leisure. It will also help grow Canada’s economy by facilitating more travel, tourism and international business, and by strengthening Canada’s relationships with these countries while keeping Canadians safe.”