Visa Requirements for Canadian Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of Canada

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Visa Not Required

115 destinations allow visa-free entry to Canadian citizens.

  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 daysRemarks updated .30 days per trip, but no more than 90 days within any 1 calendar year for tourism purposes only.
    Visitors must have a return/onward ticket and a hotel reservation confirmation.
    An International Certificate of Vaccination is required.
  • Antigua and Barbuda PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free6 months
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free8 months
  • Visa-Free6 months
  • Visa-Free30 days30 day visa free access available to travellers that arrive and depart via Minsk International Airport and are not arriving from or planning to depart to a Russian Federation airport.
    The Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Belarus due to the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws and the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 6-month period.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRequirement updated , remarks Brazilian authorities have announced that Canadian citizens will require a visa beginning April 10, 2025.
  • Visa-Free14 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free30 daysMust register online at least five days prior to arrival.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .Extendable up to 180-days stay within a one-year period.
    256,000 Colombian Pesos (equivalent to CAD$85) must be paid upon arrival. Passengers older than 79 years or younger than 14 years are exempt.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Czech Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period regardless of previous time spent in other Schengen countries (except the other Nordic countries).
  • Visa-Free6 months
  • Dominican Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free4 months
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area (in the Regions of France).
    A Canadian passport is not required for visa-free travel to the French overseas territory of Saint Pierre et Miquelon; an identification document (e.g. driver's licence or Secure Certificate of Indian Status) can be used instead.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free1 year
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free3 monthsMay enter on an ID card if not departing from the United States.
    Beginning on 1 December 2020, all travellers to Grenada will be required to complete an online application in order to receive a Pure Safe Travel Authorization Certificate to enter Grenada.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free3 monthsThe Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Haiti due to the threat posed by kidnappings, gang violence and the potential for civil unrest.
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period regardless of previous time spent in other Schengen countries.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free3 monthsEntry refused to anyone who "knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel."
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days (business), 6 months (tourist)
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysMay not exceed 90 days within any given 12 months period.
  • Visa-Free60 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free
  • Liechtenstein PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 daysRequirement updated .
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free180 daysActual permitted duration of stay is decided on arrival by border agents, and is often shorter than 180 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period.
    Monaco does not have a visa policy of its own and the Schengen visa policy applies.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free30 daysTravelers must register on the e-Visa platform at least 48 hours prior to travel and pay a processing fee of 650 MT.
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free3 monthsRemarks updated .3 months within any 6-month period, regardless of previous time spent in other Schengen countries, but including time spent in other Nordic countries.
  • Visa-Free14 days / 30 days
  • Visa-Free180 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free30 daysRequirement updated .Can also be entered on an East Africa tourist visa issued by Kenya or Uganda.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free6 months
  • Visa-Free6 weeks
  • Visa-Free60 days
  • Visa-Free
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .An entrance fee of USD 25 or EUR 25 must be paid online prior to arrival.
    Multiple entry e-Visa is also available.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • São Tome and Príncipe PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free15 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 dayse-Visa also available.
    e-Visa holders can enter through all border points.
  • Visa-Free30 daysMaximum two visits annually if not arriving by air.
  • Trinidad and Tobago PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free
  • Visa-Free4 months
  • Visa-Free90 daysRequirement updated .90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period.
    The Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Ukraine due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • United Arab Emirates PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free30 daysVisa is obtained free of charge for stays longer than 30 days.
  • United Kingdom PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free6 monthsCan use ePassport gates starting 1 June 2019
  • United States of America PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free6 monthsESTA exempt. Canada passport holders do not have to get a ESTA.
    6 month stay rather than typical 90 day VWP stay.
    Most non immigrant statuses can be applied for on arrival at a port of entry.
    Canada is not a Visa Waiver Program country, the permission to travel is from US immigration law.
    Canadian Passport required and must be valid for the period of intended stay.
    Canadian Passport exemptions only for nationals of Canada with a NEXUS card embarking in Canada or USA.
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free
  • Visa-Free30 daysAlso eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zimbabwe.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 17 destinations for passport holders of Canada.

  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthFrom December 2021, passengers of all countries that previously required a visa can now obtain visas on arrival at Bujumbura International Airport and all land borders.
  • Visa On Arrival45 days
  • Guinea-Bissau PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa On Arrival90 days
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .Canadian citizens can now obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq’s airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of USD 75.
    The Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Iraq due to the volatile security situation.
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthExtendable for 2 additional months; granted free of charge at Beirut International Airport or any other port of entry if there is no Israeli visa or seal, holding a telephone number, an address in Lebanon, and a non-refundable return or circle trip ticket.
  • Visa On Arrival60 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .Extendable stay.
  • Marshall Islands PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa On Arrival90 days
  • Visa On ArrivalAvailable at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysExtendable stay by twice only with a fee.
  • Solomon Islands PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa On Arrival3 months3 months with any year period.
  • Visa On ArrivalThe Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Somalia due to the extremely volatile security situation and high threat of domestic terrorism.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival31 days
  • Visa On Arrival1 month
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysAlso eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zambia.

eVisa

Canadian passport allows entry to 25 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .90 days on each visit in 12-month period.
    Canadian Passport Holders may enter using Smartgate system.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa30 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
  • eVisa
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa3 monthsRemarks updated .e-Visa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa7 days
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .
  • Equatorial Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .e-Visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa30 daysCanadians who are or have been Pakistani nationals or have had ancestors who are or have been Pakistani nationals are required to follow a stringent and longer procedure.
  • eVisa3 monthsRemarks updated .Applications can be submitted up to 90 days prior to travel and must be submitted at least 3 days in advance.
    eTA fee is USD 32.50.
    Proof of reservation at the hotel where visitors plan to stay is required (if staying with friends, an invitation letter is also acceptable).
    Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if coming from endemic countries.
    Can also be entered on an East Africa tourist visa issued by Rwanda or Uganda.
  • eVisaRequirement updated .The Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Libya due to persistent insecurity, including sustained armed conflict, a high risk of terrorist attacks, an unpredictable political situation and a high crime rate.
  • eVisa28 dayse-Visa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports or via land border crossings with Thailand — Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthaung or India — Rih Khaw Dar and Tamu.
    e-Visa available for both tourism (allowed stay is 28 days) or business (allowed stay is 70 days) purposes.
    The Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Myanmar due to the risk of politically motivated violence and civil unrest.
  • eVisa3 monthsMay enter using eGate.
    International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy must be paid upon requesting an Electronic Travel Authority.
    Holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa or Resident Return Visa may be granted a New Zealand Resident Visa on arrival permitting indefinite stay (pursuant to the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement), subject to meeting character requirements and obtaining an Electronic Travel Authority prior to departure.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa30 days / 3 monthsElectronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for tourism purposes.
    Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for business purposes.
    Online Visa eligible.
  • Papua New Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa60 daysAvailable at Gurney Airport (Alotau), Mount Hagen Airport, Port Moresby Airport and Tokua Airport (Rabaul).
  • eVisa3 monthsRemarks updated .Application can be submitted up to 30 days before travel.
    Visitors must upload a reservation confirmation(s) for each visitor's location of stay in Seychelles.
    Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if coming from endemic countries.
    Payment of the fee (EUR 10) by credit or debit card.
    Valid for one journey only and it expires once exit the country.
  • eVisa6 monthsThe validity period of a K-ETA is 3 years from the date of approval.
  • eVisaObtainable online.
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel.
    The Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit South Sudan due to armed conflicts, inter-ethnic violence and high levels of violent crime.
  • eVisa15 days
  • eVisa3 monthsCan also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Rwanda.
  • eVisaRemarks updated .e-Visa is valid for 90 days and multiple entry.

eVisa / On Arrival

For 14 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of Canada.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival180 days per year
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 days
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalThe Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Burkina Faso due to the threat posed by terrorism, kidnapping and the instability of the political situation.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa is also obtainable online.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrivalup to 90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    e-Visa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    e-Visa is available for 30 or 90 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days30 day VOA (IDR 500,000) renewable a maximum of once for 30 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalVisa can be obtained upon arrival, it will cost a total of 40 JOD, obtainable at most international ports of entry and land border crossings. (except King Hussein/Allenby Bridge)
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .17
    e-Visa may be used to enter Laos through Luang Prabang, Pakse and Vientiane international airports, 3 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges
    Visa on arrival is available at Luang Prabang, Pakse and Vientiane international airports, the 4 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges
    Visa on arrival is extendable for an additional 60 days at the Department of Immigration in Vientiane.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 days / 30 daysRemarks updated .The standard visitor visa allows a stay of 60 days within any 6 month period.
    Visa fees (for Standard visitor visa):
    SAARC - USD 35
    Non SAARC - USD 75
    e-Visa categories will be charged an additional USD 18.50 service fee.
    If transiting from any of the Sri Lankan airports, An e-Visa is exempted (2 day transit period).
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysRemarks updated .

Pre-arranged Visa Required

22 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of Canada. This requirement may be waived off if Canadian citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

  • Visa RequiredThe Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Afghanistan due to the security situation, likely terrorist attacks, the ongoing armed conflict, the risk of kidnapping and the high crime rate.
  • Visa Required
  • Central African Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredThe Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit the Central African Republic due to unstable security conditions and violent crime.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required72-hour visit without a visa when in transit at Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Guilin, Harbin, Kunming, Qingdao, Wuhan, Xi'an and Xiamen.
    144-hour visit without a visa when in transit through Beijing Capital International Airport, Dalian, Hangzhou, Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport in Hebei, Nanjing, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Railway Station and the Port of Shanghai; Shenyang and Tianjin Binhai International Airport
    Visas for Canadian citizens are valid for up to 9 years and 11 months.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required90 daysTourist card is generally included in airfare, with most Canadians unaware that they need a tourist visa for Cuba due to the tourist card being handed out on flights, but it can also be purchased from the airline transporting the passenger into Cuba and must be obtained before taking a flight that will land in Cuba.
    Tourist card is valid up to 90 days stay for Canadian citizens.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .Visa on arrival if holding proof of valid or expired Egyptian nationality.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredCanadian citizens who want to travel to Iran, need to do so with a fully organized tour. Applying for an Iranian visa without booking a complete tour from a local travel agency will result in getting rejected by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Tourists for Kish Island do not require a visa for a total of 14 days.
    The Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Iran due to the volatile security situation, the regional threat of terrorism and the possibility of arbitrary detention
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredThe Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Mali due to the threat of terrorism, kidnapping and banditry.
  • Visa RequiredCriminal record and medical fitness certificates are not required for Canadian citizens.
  • Visa RequiredThe Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Niger due to political instability and the risk of terrorism and kidnapping.
  • Visa RequiredThe Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit North Korea due to the uncertain security situation caused by its nuclear weapons development program and highly repressive regime.
  • Visa RequiredCruise ship passengers cruising in and out of a Russian port within 72 hours, who spend each night on board, and who only leave the ship on tours organized by the cruise company, do not require a tourist visa.
    The Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Russia due to the Russo-Ukrainian War.
  • Visa RequiredThe Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Sudan due to the armed conflict, civil unrest and the volatile security situation.
  • Visa RequiredThe Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Syria due to the ongoing armed conflict, terrorism, criminality, arbitrary detention, torture and forced disappearance.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredThe Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Venezuela due to the significant level of violent crime, the unstable political and economic situations and the decline in basic living conditions.
  • Visa RequiredThe Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Yemen due to the ongoing armed conflict, terrorist attacks and kidnapping.

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