Electronic Travel Authorization implementation date pushed back to November 9, 2016
The Government of Canada announced yesterday that it would be extending the eTA leniency period to November 9, 2016. The purpose is to minimize travel disruptions and to give travellers and air lines more time to comply with new regulations.
Starting November 10, 2016, Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, will need a valid Canadian passport to board their flight to Canada, otherwise they will experience delays. All visa-exempt travellers (except U.S. citizens) will need an eTA to board their flight.