Electronic Travel Authorization for Flights to Canada

February 15, 2024

If planning on visiting Canada, you might be required to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). This entry requirement applies to visa-exempt foreign nationals* travelling to or transiting Canada by air.

Chilean | Argentinian | Colombian | Panamanian | Peruvian citizens who don’t have a valid visa must have an eTA before boarding flights to Canada. If you hadn’t applied for an eTA, you may find yourself being denied boarding on your flight.

To avoid this, learn more about Electronic Travel Authorization and complete your application before your flight. 

* A visa-exempt foreign national is a person who is not a citizen of Canada and is not required to obtain a visa for the purpose of travel based on their country of nationality. Learn more