Posted on August 11 2022
Abstract: Canada tourism is bouncing back to the pre-pandemic levels as international travelers flock to the country.
Tourism in Canada is steadily improving as both international and foreign tourists are visiting to aid the hospitality sector and contribute to the much-required recovery of what it was before the pandemic, as per the reports by Statistics Canada.
Domestic as well as international travel have contributed to the recovery of the tourism sector of Canada from May 2022. For the 3rd consecutive month, Canada recorded high levels of incoming tourists to the country. It is the highest figure for tourists since the pandemic started.
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A report 'Leading Indicator Of International Arrivals To Canada, June 2022' by Statistics Canada revealed that travel to the country touched levels this year compared to the figures in 2019.
In June, the number of international tourists in Canada was high compared to June 2021. It is almost the same as the levels recorded back in June 2019, before the pandemic.
Approximately, 846,700 international visitors arrived at Canadian airports.
The airports in Canada are equipped with electronic kiosks. Tourists coming to Canada to meet their friends or family are required to have an eTA or Electronic Travel Authorization or a Visitor Visa.
A Visitor Visa also known as Temporary Resident Visa, facilitates international tourists to enter Canada temporarily. It is added to the passport of the traveler.
International tourists can determine if they require an eTA or visitor visa depending on:
The required documents for the visitor visa for Canada are enlisted below:
The Canadian visitor visas can be applied online or at a VAC or Visa Application Center by duly filling out forms. The international traveler is required to submit additional documents if asked by Canadian Immigration offices.
Usually, the fees for visitor visas are:
All accompanying dependents, such as minor children and partner need to submit individual applications and pay separate fees.
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