Beginning on Tuesday, citizens of St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines now require a visa to travel to Canada, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced.

For the first 48 hours, or until 11:59 pm on September 12, citizens of these countries who are in transit to Canada at the time the visa requirement takes effect will be able to receive a temporary resident permit on arrival in Canada, free of charge, if they are not otherwise inadmissible to Canada.

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