There are four types of travellers:

  1. Travellers who need an eTA:
    • Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. These travellers do not need an eTA when arriving by car, bus, train or boat (including a cruise ship).
    • Lawful permanent residents of the U.S. need an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. They must present a valid Green Card and a valid passport at check-in.
  2. Travellers who may be eligible to apply for an eTA:
    • Citizens from select visa-required countries may be eligible to apply for an eTA, instead of a visa, to travel to Canada by air. However, these travellers need a visitor visa when arriving by car, bus, train, or boat, including a cruise ship.
  3. Travellers who cannot apply for an eTA and need to carry other identification:
  4. Travellers who are exempt from the eTA requirement. For example: