Travel to Canada now easier for Citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis
Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 7 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to confirm that the government of Canada officially announced on June 6, 2023, that with immediate effect, citizens of the Federation will now be able to travel to Canada more easily once certain conditions are met.
- Citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis who have held a Canadian visa in the last 10 years
- Citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis who currently hold a valid United States non-immigrant visa
Citizens who qualify for the above can now apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) instead of a visa when traveling to Canada by air via https://www.eta-apply.ca/en.
However, it is important to note that if citizens do not meet the above criteria, are still required to apply for visa to enter Canada via https://visa.vfsglobal.com/brb/en/can/apply-visa
In applauding this development, the Hon. Denzil Douglas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, noted that “The relationship between St. Kitts and Nevis and Canada is longstanding. I am delighted that citizens of the Federation who wish to travel to Canada for study, business, vacation or to reunite with family will now find it easier to do so.”
Minister Douglas further noted that “this development reflects the Administration’s commitment to deliver results for its people and the importance of maintaining open dialogue and communication between government officials in St. Kitts and Nevis and Canada as well as years of consistent lobbying and engagement by the High Commissioner Sherry Tross and the excellent team at our High Commission in Ottawa.”
It is hoped that improved travel facilitation may also result in increased trade, business, cultural, and other important exchanges between the two nations.