Canada: Updated Travel Requirements for Select Nationals of Mexico

Last Updated on March 11, 2024

Key Points 

  • Canada will require Mexican nationals holding a valid US nonimmigrant visa or Canadian visa to apply for electronic travel authorization  


The Canadian government introduced new travel requirements for citizens of Mexico on 29 February 2024. As a result, Mexican citizens who hold a valid US nonimmigrant visa or have held a Canadian visa in the past 10 years and are traveling by air on a Mexican passport can apply for an electronic travel authorization (eTA). 

Most Mexican citizens currently holding US visas will continue to enjoy visa-free travel to Canada. However, those not meeting these conditions must apply for a Canadian visitor visa.  

This response results from the increase in asylum claims made by Mexican citizens that are refused, withdrawn or abandoned. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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