Visa-free travel with a Canadian passport

Canada is the 8th country in the world regarding mobility scores. The global Henley Passport Ranking puts the country just behind the USA, which ranks 7th.

Canadian passport holders can travel to 108 visa-free countries.

There are also 42 destinations with on-arrival visas accepted, and 35 where an electronic visa application process is available.

Read the article and see what countries Canadian citizens can visit and what the passport application process looks like.

Canadian citizens can enjoy more flexible traveling with visa-free countries

In most cases, international travel entails a passport and a visa. The passport is issued only once and keeps its validity for many years. However, the visa must be issued separately for every destination. Yet if a country offers visa-free entry to eligible travelers, you may enjoy a new travel quality.

Visiting foreign destinations without a visa is more flexible and faster as the application process usually takes much time, and the visa limits your entries and the stay duration.

Thanks to these simplifications, you are likely to explore foreign destinations more precisely and meet local people better. Experiencing such freedom of movement allows for more adventurous travels.

Canadian passport application form

Here is a short application guide. Follow a few steps and enjoy visa-free traveling with a passport from Canada.

  1. Download an application form, fill it out and sign every page.
  2. Choose your guarantor and provide references (please remember the guarantor must be a citizen of Canada, over 18 years old, and must know the applicant for at least 2 years).
  3. Submit necessary documents (in person or by mail).
  4. Cover a passport fee.
  5. Wait for the document issue.

Please note the time needed for passport approval is usually a few weeks. The delays result from the need for more precise verification.

Great things about traveling to visa-free countries 

Traveling without a visa is a significant convenience. No need to apply for a travel permit saves time and money greatly.

Canadian travelers who possess a valid passport just need to buy a ticket and book accommodation, and they are ready to go. If you are a busy person or travel often and to many destinations, you will certainly appreciate that the chosen country doesn't require a visa when crossing its border.

Ensure your passport is valid and check the visa-free countries list for your citizenship. Decide where you want to travel and enjoy international travel without a visa.

Countries where a Canadian passport allows visa-free entry

Canada passport visa-free countries

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark and territories
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France and territories
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands and territories
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City

 There are also 42 countries where visitors may obtain an on-arrival visa and 35 where an online visa is implemented.

Visa on arrival countries

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Armenia
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Maldives
  • Palau
  • Tonga
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Solomon Islands
  • Seychelles
  • Bangladesh
  • Burkina Faso
  • Comoros
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu

Electronic visa countries

  • Suriname
  • Australia and territories
  • South Korea
  • New Zealand
  • South Sudan
  • Angola
  • Azerbaijan
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Myanmar
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Armenia
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Pakistan


How to find the list of visa-free countries for your citizenship?

To find visa-free countries you are eligible to visit, check the list available on an embassy's website, or if you prefer, go to the embassy in person. If information is found in the other source, ensure the given data is valid because the list of destinations with no visa is constantly changing.

What should you do if your destination is not a visa-free country?

You choose a country to visit, and it turns out it requires a visa. First, check what types are available. Prepare your passport and go through the most convenient possible application process.

The electronic visa is the fastest achievable travel permit. You will deal with formalities without leaving home.

Tips for trips to non-visa-free countries

If you follow a few tips when applying for a visa, you are likely to receive it without delay and use it with no complications. Check the information provided in the application form to avoid mistakes that always cause delays in visa approval.

Make sure your passport will not expire in less than 6 months upon arrival. In case of an electronic visa, print a paper copy of it and keep it for travel.

Is it necessary to learn the different visa requirements of each country before traveling?

Every country in the world has its visa requirements. Responsible travelers start their journey preparation by checking these requirements. It helps to go through the visa application process smoothly and obtain a document as fast as possible.

Moreover, if our travel destination doesn't request a visa, you have nothing to do but take your passport and buy a ticket for the travel. Thus you save time on unnecessary paperwork.

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