New Travel Policy: Thais Can Enter Canada Without Visa, Easier Access for 13 Countries

Travel to Canada

Exciting News! Travel to Canada has gotten more convenient!  Thai nationals who have already received a visa or who possess a current US visa, or received a Canadian visa within the past ten years, are now eligible to enter Canada without any further formalities.

The wonderful news that tourists from 13 countries can visit Canada without needing a tourist visa was released by the Canadian Government on June 6. They may now tour, conduct business, or simply go visit their loved ones thanks to the new policy.

The Canadian Government has continually made improvements to its immigration policies and services to make them more effective and fair for all persons. Hon. Erin O’Toole, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, stated that a total of 13 nations have by now joined the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) program.

They include Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Chile, Costa Roca, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay.

There are restrictions, though. Travelers from these nations must either have a current temporary US visa or have held a Canadian visa within the last ten years. They can now, as of right now, apply for a simple eTA rather than a a more complicated visa.

Visas that are still in effect can be used to enter Canada. However, visitors who are not qualified for an eTA or who want to enter Canada by any mode of transportation other than a plane (such as an automobile, a bus, by rail, or boat, including cruise ships), will still require a visiting visa.

Additionally, using the eTA document requires filling out an online application and paying a charge of $7 Canadian (about 180 baht). Before entering Canada, visitors will go through a screening process and their stay in the country will be limited to six months.


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