Visa Free Countries for Canadian Passport Holders

As of December 2022, the Canadian passport is ranked 8th in the world. This indicates that citizens of Canada are eligible to enter 185 nations without a visa, with an eVisa, or with a visa upon arrival. This article will be on visa free countries for Canadian passport holders.

Where Can Canadian Passport Holders Travel Without a Visa?

As of December 2022, this 136 countries are visa free countries for Canadian passport holders.

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Caribbean Netherlands
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French West Indies
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Gambia
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Eswatini

You still need a valid passport for visa-free travel, usually valid for six months after your departure date, and you need to buy travel health insurance as required by your destination country.

What Countries Issue eVisa to Canadian Citizens?

The following 10 countries issue eVisas for Canadian passport holders:

  • Angola
  • Azerbaijan
  • Benin
  • Djibouti
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Myanmar
  • Suriname
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam

An eVisa can be obtained in a manner that is essentially identical to that of a conventional visa. However, in this instance, you can submit your application—along with the money for the visa—online and avoid having to go to a visa application facility.

Following the approval of your application, you will receive an email confirming the status of your visa along with a document that you must print off and carry with you while entering the country. Although your visa will be registered electronically, some officials may still want a hard copy of the permit, so it’s crucial to carry one with you at all times.

What Countries Issue Visa on Arrival to Canadian Passport Holders?

If you are a Canadian citizen, you can get a visa on arrival for the 44 countries listed below:

  • Armenia
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cabo Verde
  • Comoros
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Saint Helena
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

You receive a visa on arrival (VOA) after entering the country that issues such a visa. Usually, there is a separate section at the airport where you can submit your application for your visa on arrival.

Countries With Visa Requirements for Canadian Citizens

You need a valid visa to enter the following 31 countries with a Canadian passport:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Bhutan
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Ivory Coast
  • Cuba
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Nauru
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Turkmenistan
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen

The application for a visa goes as follows:

  1. Schedule a consultation at the Canadian visa office. To submit your application, you must schedule an appointment with a nearby visa application center in your country of residence. Setting up a meeting with the embassy or consulate may take several months.
  2. Prepare your documents. Prepare the necessary documents for your visa application, such as your passport, application form, health insurance, etc., in order to submit a successful application. Some of your documents require an apostille stamp or certification from a foreign authority.
  3. Send your application in. The last step is to submit your application and show up for the visa interview; you might also need to provide your biometric data. You can submit your application after you have translated your documents as instructed by the embassy or consulate and, if feasible, authenticated them with an apostille stamp. After then, it will take a few weeks before your visa application is decided.Please be aware that you do not need to apply for a new visa if your current one allows you to enter many countries.

What Documents Do Canadian Citizens Need to Apply for a Visa?

Several documents must be submitted by Canadian citizens who wish to travel to nations where visa applications must be made in advance. Document requirements may differ depending on the nation you wish to visit. However, the majority of nations will undoubtedly demand the following:

  • Your valid Canadian passport (plus a photocopy). Some countries require the passport to be valid for more than six months after the day you plan on departing their country.
  • A filled visa application form.
  • Passport pictures that are not older than six months.
  • Travel health insurance that covers your entire period of stay.
  • Proof of paid visa fee.
  • Detailed travel itinerary that shows all the places you want to visit.
  • Letter of invitation (if applicable)
  • Proof of booked return ticket for the flight home.
  • Proof of booked accommodation.
  • Proof that you have sufficient funds to cover your visit
  • Civil status documents (marriage papers, certificates of birth, etc.)

Important: Please note that your visa will most likely be rejected if you have a previous criminal history.

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