The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus has now been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), and countries all around the world have begun implementing measures to help contain the spread of the virus. Depending on the country, the preventative measures against COVID-19 include travel restrictions, border closures, and the suspension of flights
Visa Requirements for Canadian Citizens
Visa requirements for Canadian citizens are administrative entry restrictions set by the authorities of other countries that apply to nationals of Canada. The Canadian passport is considered the 6th most powerful in the world in terms of travel freedom, according to the Henley & Partners Passport index.
Before planning a trip to a foreign country, Canadian citizens should check visa requirements to see if they need to obtain a travel document to gain entry to their destination.
Canadian citizens do not currently require a visa to visit around 110 countries for short stays. However, there are around 135 countries that Canadian citizens need a visa to visit. It may be necessary to obtain an embassy visa, electronic travel visa authorization, or a visa on arrival.
The majority of visa-free countries for Canadian citizens permit travelers from Canada to visit for a short period of time (between 14 and 180 days, and up to 360 days for Georgia )in the territory without having to obtain an electronic or embassy visa.
In most circumstances, Canadian citizens do not require business, visitor, transit or other visas to enter the United States. Generally, Canadian citizens are granted a stay in the US of up to 6 months at the time of entry.
Canadian students are also exempt from US visa requirements if they hold a valid I-20 or DS-2019 form and have paid their SEVIS registration fees.