Official Travel Advice for Canada
Summary - On 28 March 2019, Icelandic airline WOW Air announced that it has ceased operation; all its flights, including those to and from Montreal and Toronto have been cancelled; see the WOW Air travel alert for more information
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.
On 28 March 2019, Icelandic airline WOW Air announced that it has ceased operation. All its flights, including those to and from Toronto and Montreal have been cancelled. For more information see the WOW Air travel alert. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has issued the following advice to UK consumers on WOW AIR suspending operations.
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. See Entry requirements
If you’re visiting Canada you’ll need an eTA to board your flight unless you’re otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card). If you have British-Canadian dual nationality you won’t be able to apply for an eTA and you’ll need to present a valid Canadian passport to board your flight to Canada.
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Canada. See Terrorism
Around 724,000 British nationals visit Canada each year. Most visits are trouble free.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Canada
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Visitors/Tourists: 16,014,000 in 2011
French (official language) 22%
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Population: 883,391 (in 2011)
Largest City: Toronto