Canada Electronic Travel Authorisation

Canada Electronic Travel Authorisation

Earlier this year the Canadian government introduced an Canada Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) for customers flying into or transiting any Canadian point. All arriving customers travelling on a visa-exempt passport, which includes most UK and other European nationals, need to obtain an eTA through the Canadian government website in advance.

Since its introduction there was a leniency period in place that has allowed passengers to board their flight without an eTA. The ABTA Destination Services team have been made aware that this leniency period will shortly end and eTA’s will become mandatory from Friday 30th September 2016. From this date anybody travelling without an eTA will not be able to travel to Canada.


Those customers travelling to Canada can apply for an eTA at the Government of Canada website:

Customers travelling to Canada should apply for an eTA prior to travel.