ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION - FLIGHTS TO/THROUGH CANADA
The Government of Canada has recently introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), that applies to visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to or transiting Canada by air.
A visa-exempt foreign national is a person who is not a citizen of Canada and is not required to obtain a visa for the purpose of travel based on their country of nationality.
Effective March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals must obtain an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada. To complete the required application for an eTA, you will need a valid passport, a credit card, and an email address. An eTA costs $7 CAD and is valid for up to five years.
Among those exempted from this new requirement are U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. The entry requirements for travellers arriving by land or sea have not changed.
To determine if you need an eTA and/or to apply for one, visit the Government of Canada's Electronic Travel Authorization website click here.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES
International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are now subject to enhanced security requirements and will be required to pay an administrative fee. All eligible travelers who wish to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorization and pay the required fee.
For detailed information and access to the application process associated with the Visa Waiver Program click here.
Important Notice Regarding Flight Bookings from, to, and through the USA and Mandatory Secure Flight Passenger Data
Vayama would like to advise our customers booking flights to, through, or from the USA that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) now require Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) to be entered into all reservations held for travel to/through/from the United States.
Customers planning to travel to the USA by air must provide the following information:
- Name as it appears on passport
- Date of birth
It is very important to be aware that Secure Flight Passenger Data is NOT an optional entry. Without SFPD, passengers will not be allowed to travel.
If you are affected by this, please submit your passenger details immediately if you have not already done so, by emailing us at email@example.com quoting your booking reference, to ensure that we have the full details above. Failure to do so could result in your reservation being canceled by the airline or you being denied boarding at the airport. SFPD must be present in your booking at least 72 hours in advance of flight departure.
The TSA's website also has details about this mandatory program. Click here for more information.
Important information regarding Transit Visa requirements when transiting into or out of Toronto (Terminal 1) or Vancouver on Air Canada
Travelers using the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) or China Transit Program (CTP), do not require a visa to transit Canada providing they transit directly to/from the USA via Toronto(Terminal 1) or Vancouver and all travel is with Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or Air Canada Express.
Any intra-Canada segments are considered entering Canada and are therefore not permitted under the TWOV/CTP program. The Traveler must be ticketed, confirmed, and be either through-checked or have available their onward flight?s boarding pass for travel on a non-stop flight to any third country within the same day of arrival and within the scheduled hours of the US In-Transit Pre-Clearance facility (USITPC) as they remain at the facility (in the transit area) during their connection time. Their onward international flight must depart Toronto (Terminal 1) or Vancouver before 24:00 on the day of arrival.
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Important Information for Customers Traveling to Argentina
March 24, 2016 ? Effective today, for the next 90 days, American citizens do not have to pay the RECIPROCITY FEE (before entering Argentina) which has been required for the last few years. During the 90 day suspension it is expected that fee will be officially eliminated for travel beyond the 90 days.
ATTENTION PHILIPPINE PASSPORT HOLDERS
It is a requirement of the United States and Canadian governments for all travelers holding passports issued by the Philippine government to secure travel Visa's in advance of travel to or through the United States and/or Canada. Failure to not have the required Visa at the time of travel will result in the traveler being denied boarding. This action could also result in a complete loss of the value of the associated airline ticket(s).
Again, it is the responsibility of the traveler to secure the required travel documentation in advance of travel.