Travel pass for Canadians
Canadian passport holders have enjoyed the benefit of entering Europe with only a valid passport. However, soon they will need to apply online for a travel pass in order to enter any of the 26 Schengen Area countries.
Starting from January 2021 and on, Canadians will need to complete some extra procedures in order to visit Europe for tourism and business purposes. This so called ‘ETIAS authorization‘ is not a visa, but rather a lighter and more visitor-friendly version. The application process for an ETIAS is simple and quick; it takes around 10 minutes to complete and costs only €7.
Who Needs a Schengen visa to travel to Europe?
There are categories and nationals of countries which have to go through the process of meeting requirements and attending interviews, in order to obtain a visa that grants them with the permission to enter the Schengen Area.
The countries whose citizens are required to obtain a Schengen visa can be found on the visa page of the Schengen Visa Information.