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Change of entry rules for Canada

From 15 March 2016, Canada is introducing a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. 

All eligible travellers flying to Canada from 15 March 2016 will need to apply online for an eTA before travel. This requirement includes all British citizens. The cost of the eTA is C$7 per passenger, and the validity of the eTA is five years, or until the passengers passport expires. 

British Airways is starting to communicate this new requirement from January 2016, so that passengers travelling on or after 15 March are aware in advance. Communications will include sales and trade channels, business, leisure and trade and corporate newsletters,, MMB messaging, The Club, Highlife, Business Life and social media. 

Customers can find out more and apply at