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Learn about the Canada visa, customs and quarantine regulations. This includes types of visa applications, what to declare and what is prohibited in Canada.


Do I need a visa to enter Canada?

British Citizens don’t usually need a visa to visit Canada for short periods, but you will need to get an Electronic Travel Authorisation before you travel.

What type of tourist visa should I apply for?

Visitors travelling to Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada. For more information about the eTA system, and to apply online, visit the official Canadian government website.

Can I extend my stay on a tourist visa?

Normally, visitors are allowed to stay in Canada for up to six months. However, the border services officer at the Canadian port of entry will authorize the period of time you can stay in Canada. The officer will stamp or write on your passport the length of time.


How much money can I bring into the country?

If you bring more than C$10,000 (or the equivalent in another currency) per family or as single traveller into Canada, you must declare the amount when you arrive.

What happens to goods you declare?

If you have anything to declare, including purchases and food, plants, animals and/or related products of any kind, make sure to inform the officer.

Goods not properly declared that are restricted or prohibited in Canada can, under the law, be subject to seizure.

What are the duty-free concession limits for people entering the Canada?

• Alcohol: Up to 1.5 litres of wine or 1.14 litres of alcoholic beverages or up to 8.5 litres of beer.

• Tobacco: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 200 grams of tobacco products per adult.