UAE citizens to enjoy visa-free travel to Canada


UAE citizens to enjoy visa-free travel to Canada

Starting June 5, Canada will lift its visa requirement for UAE citizens.

This means Emiratis can travel visa-free for stays of up to six months for business or tourism.

The announcement was made on Monday following talks between Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmad Hussen. It was based on “comprehensive and rigorous” evaluation of the visa policy criteria.

UAE citizens will, however, require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), to fly to, or transit through, a Canadian airport and can apply for it online.

The change will come into force after 1.30 pm on June 5.