Dominica not among countries now qualified for visa-free travel to Canada

Dominica is not among the countries whose citizens are now eligible for visa-free access to Canada.

Tuesday, Sean Fraser, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, announced the addition of 13 countries to the electronic travel authorization or ETA program.

Travelers from these countries who have either held a Canadian visa in the last 10 years or who currently hold a valid United States non-immigrant visa can now apply for an ETA instead of a visa when traveling to Canada by air. Effective today, eligible travelers from these countries can benefit from the program:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Costa Rica
  • Morocco
  • Panama
  • Philippines
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Seychelles
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay

The Canadian government said introducing visa-free air travel will make it faster, easier, and more affordable for thousands of travellers to visit Canada for up to six months for either business or leisure.

They said it will also help grow Canada’s economy by facilitating more travel, tourism, and international business, and by strengthening Canada’s relationships with these countries while keeping Canadians safe.

This decision, according to the Canadian government will also divert thousands of applications from Canada’s visa caseload, allowing them to process visa applications more efficiently, which will benefit all visa applicants.

Individuals who already have a valid visa can continue to use it to travel to Canada.

For more information, see here.

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  1. Ross
    June 8, 2023

    I hope u guys know what you are doing cause the only country on that lost which is french is morroco. And st lucia.
    We stand with the decision but definetly dont agree.

  2. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 8, 2023

    ” he built how many Secondary in the country,”
    “Schools” was unintentionally omitted! The term corruption was never a unique word in Dominica until its introduction by Athie Martin, though the term Bob-boll was commonly used to describe thieve as those operating in the Labor party today.
    Had it not be for the stupidity of people like you no name man-dog, and papa-jon-sot clown Dominica would have an International Airport operating in Dominica for almost fifty years now, built at a cost of less than four hundred million dollars, in comparison to corrupted Roosevelt proposed costing more than a billion dollars!
    If Roosevelt had commonsense he would not have spent $500,000,000.00 (half of a billion dollars) on Melville Hall Airport when he could have built a new int, because Gonzales told him that’s best for Dominica; who’s fool is he?
    How stupid is this boy, and he is about do the same again, how stupid is he? worry about the fools ideas and not Ugly Lenno, he’s not that dumb!

  3. Lin clown
    June 7, 2023

    I am asking,where do you have to go to BEG for an American visa?

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  4. Man bite dogs
    June 7, 2023

    Wait a minute, did not Edison James, so-called useless workers party got Dominicans and Dominica Black listed in most cases the world?? Edison James, and his halfwit dribblers had Dominica as a laughing stock of the Caribbean, until the b*****ds were kicked out for good and never in our lifetime that bunch of opportunist good for nothing useless idlers governing our country again.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 7, 2023

      Man Dog, can’t you and the idiot Clown feel sorry for yourselves, and stop talking nonsense?

      Edison James, a biological relative of mine was in power in Dominica for less than five years, perhaps just over four years when he sort a Mandate from the people by calling an election!
      Within that brief period, he built how many Secondary in the country, including the one at Castle Bruce, and Wesley. Not only that he secured a loan from the government of Trinidad & Tobago, and entered the first phase of the building of an International Airport.

      The UWP lost the election by not gaining a majority of the votes, so too the Labor Party did not get a majority either. So, what people like Athie and Roosevelt Rosie Douglas did was form a coalition government and siege power from the UWP. There was nothing James did within his four or less year tenure to cause any nation in the world to look down on Dominica.

      Contradict me by naming one issue, of corruption the UWP was involved into!

  5. Man bite dogs
    June 7, 2023

    Let us all forget about that so-called visa-free travel to Canada . And talk about Ugly Lenny, come begging the
    Treasurer for ten million dollars to fight the next genaral election, that is a madman pretending to be so-called politician, after all that ugly Lenny, has said about beggers and prostituting now he is doing the same either he’s mad or I am mad.

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  6. Pipo
    June 7, 2023

    This has wider consequences, affecting our faltering economy:
    – It reduces the value of our passport, making it less attractive for prospective citizenship candidates.
    – most of our passport sellers are hard nosed business people, looking for maximum returns and will now now concentrate on second citizenships that are easier to shift, relegating our Dominican passport to second choice at best.
    – It makes it more likely that European Schengen countries and the U.K. reconsider their position and join Canada in their visa decision.
    Should our government reduce the fees for a Dominican citizenship in a desperate attempt to generate more sales this would only lower the image of our
    passport to that of a cheap bargain-basement document, which carries little or prestige.

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  7. Lin clown
    June 7, 2023

    Here we go again.A handful of uneducated,unschooled,ignorant aholes.Our CBI programme is the reason the USA has put visa restrictions on Dominica. What about this one ccs Dominicans do not need a visa to enter more than 140 countries.For your information visa was first put on Dominicans during the corrupt reign of UWP (1995-2000)

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    • ???
      June 7, 2023

      @The Clown
      Get your pencil and exercise book and go to school.
      You are empty!

    • June 7, 2023

      @ Lin clown, Dominicans like all other countries in the region have always required visas to enter the US. There is no country in the region with visa free access to the US.

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  8. Kai
    June 7, 2023

    I just checking skerrit can work something out for Dominicans ehh

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  9. If we knew better
    June 7, 2023

    So what are doing to have ourselves included? Ministry of Foreign Affairs!!!??? What is the word!! do i still been to travel to Trinidad ? or St. Lucia? to beg for a visa? As a Commonwealth citizen?

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    • June 7, 2023

      Dominicans can apply can apply on line for a Canadian visa.

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  10. June 7, 2023

    Nothing strange. Dominica passport in to much questionable dealings.

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    • June 7, 2023

      St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and St. Lucia all have a passport program like Dominica and there are always questions about individuals who who obtain these passports. Guyana and Jamaica don’t have passport program and they are not included on this list. Canada and Canada alone can decide how people enter their country. Since 2001 Dominica has been surviving without visa free access to Canada, it was removed at a time when the government had suspended the program…….

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  11. Sale
    June 7, 2023

    What a shame Dominica is not on this list. We must do doing something very wrong which other countries are not doing.

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    • Toto
      June 8, 2023

      And don’t forget, Canada is a fellow Commonwealth country. What does this tell you?

  12. Ibo France
    June 7, 2023

    Dominicans will continue to be deprived of special considerations and privileges from well- governed, democratic countries because of Roosevelt’s corrupt, misguided and Ill- conceived policies.

    There have to be justifiable reasons why Dominica was excluded from this list. This regime’s foreign policies and close relationships with rogue, dictatorial nations have dire consequences for the people of Dominica.

    Dominicans take heed. This country is heading down a s!upper slope under the present jurisdiction. Get rid of this scandal plagued, dictatorial nuisance of a government before all is lost.

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    • Man bite dogs
      June 7, 2023

      Dominica is heading down a slippery slope, Sorry Ibo, old boy you are worng, but again you are welcome to keep writing bulls**t as per usual that is part of useless workers incompetent DNA.

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      • wes
        June 7, 2023

        How come your not praising the PM for the news?

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    • June 7, 2023

      Canada is 100 times more corrupt than Dominica, we don’t need them.

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    • boto
      June 8, 2023

      This is none sense. The rich European countries bullies us all the time into supporting their wicked and criminal decision they make. Today they say they are christian and all their frenemies must support christianity or else. Remember when the British had on their law books that ……..homosexuality was a sin and Crime…well, today man loving man now etc…and Canada, which IS British now is anti christian and Homosexuality is okay with them which contradict6s the thinking of Dominica and its Laws. You get one of the reasons why we are in their black lists.. I say kudos to Canada and tell the to LEAVE US ALONE, there are many countries where we can be on good terms with. Me say boom bye bye in a batty man head, Rude bwoy nah promote them nasty man dem ah fe ded

  13. Woodlandechoes.
    June 7, 2023

    It is not surprising that countries like Canada would not extend visa free status to Dominican citizens. With the CBI system Dominica has, how can Canada or any :-? other country actually determine if that person really does live in Dominica? Or actually comes/lives in a country that is on a list that Canadians restrict access from.

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    • Putin
      June 7, 2023

      You do realize that many of the islands on that list also have CBI programmes, most of which are ranked lower than ours, right? Nah, maybe you did not know this.

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    • boto
      June 8, 2023

      Homosexuality is not legal in Dominica and Canada is Bullying Dominica into submission…we have weak leaders who wont speak up and tell Canada/British those who f..ed us up as their slaves for hundreds of years and still think they own us..Skerro, let Dominica be independent and MAKE IT LAW that Canandian Apply for a Visa to visit our lands…f-ck Canada.

  14. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    June 6, 2023

    Canada does not trust certain countries because terrorist can pass through there to enter Canada. Countries that sell citizenship. Who can blame them.

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  15. Faithful Fools
    June 6, 2023

    Good keep voting Skerrit he will take you all to the Pitt of He’ll. He always have an excuse with a deceptive smile on his face. Let me hear what medication he will give you all faithful servants. One day when all the walls are closings he will give all those faithful servant a Jim Jones at the stadium

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  16. Roger
    June 6, 2023

    Don’t be disheartened my fellow Dominicans, in the next couple of months Canada will up date the list and Doiminica will be listed amongst these countries not requiring visas. However, you will need to show your Labour Party ID cards.

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  17. Truth Be Told
    June 6, 2023

    There is more to come wait for it. We know that both Britain and Italy have had problems arresting criminals in their country because these criminals held Dominica diplomatic passport.
    And France is getting fed up of the people trafficing and smuggling of Haitians from Dominica. Thank you Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Soon you and your American wife and children will move out to your new life abroad and we will be stuck here in the misery that you created. We cannot move to China.

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  18. I & i
    June 6, 2023

    I Roosevelt Skerrit of Vielle case, caused Dominica no to be qualified for visa free travel to Canada now and many more to come. I Roosevelt Skerrit Disqualified Dominica

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  19. Not Me Alone
    June 6, 2023

    That’s a slap in the face of the dangerous Roosevelt Skerrit and his CBI passport sale. This to me is Canada’s way of saying they don’t trust Dominica at all, thanks to the danger Roosevelt Skerrit in particular poses to them

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  20. Zandoli
    June 6, 2023

    Did our government make representation to the Canadians to add us to that list?
    Did we even know the list was being developed?

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  21. Jonathan Y St Jean
    June 6, 2023

    The fruits of the “next level” which have befallen Dominicans. I feel certain there is more to come. Just remember that Honorary doctorates are not the same as intellectual doctorates.

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  22. Putin
    June 6, 2023

    Canadian visa, a sore point for Dominica that is another feature of the UWPwee’s legacy.

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    • Putin
      June 7, 2023

      Do you research. DNO’s archives should be of help.

      You are probably one of those too young to know or too old to be honest.

  23. TangledWeave
    June 6, 2023

    Thanks Skerrit! :cry:

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  24. ccs
    June 6, 2023

    Now were starting to see the consequences of our corrupt government’s decision, to sell passports to crooks and criminals around the world. I hope Dominicans finally wake up, and remove this government from office before its to late.

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    • Ibo France
      June 7, 2023

      Well said, ccs. I don’t know what it will take to bring the fanatics of Roosevelt to retain their common sense. It is quite evident that Roosevelt and his acolytes are an existential threat to all Dominicans.

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      • ccs
        June 7, 2023

        They remind me of these MAGA supporters of DT in the US. Its almost like a cult

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    • June 7, 2023

      Visa free access to Canada was removed from Dominica as a result of the actions of the UWP while in office, let us not forget that.

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      • Toto
        June 7, 2023

        That was 24 years ago my boy, don’t forget that. That is one reason we voted for the young man with dimples from zvielle Case, to make it better. Yes, I was one of them and I was fooled too. Have things improved , hell no. Today we have a reputation like rotting fish, not to be touched.

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    • Putin
      June 7, 2023

      Yup, the ten Chinese who were caught in Canada with illegal Dominican passports under the reign of the UWPwee. That was the genesis of our visa woes. Inform yourself before “speaking.”

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      • Batibou
        June 7, 2023

        You crazy SOB…!

      • ccs
        June 7, 2023

        Ur DLP had 23 yrs to correct it

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        • Putin
          June 7, 2023

          Politics not work this way. We are also still paying back that fat expensive loan the UWPwee took to build an airport (they said) but instead used the money to pay salaries when the Treasury went broke. Life is not all about snapping fingers and the sins of the forefathers will go away. Those who inherit will continue to pay the price.

      • me
        June 7, 2023

        Well your party (a gang of thieves),was voted in to correct the wrongs, but they made things worse. Stop trying to defend what you cant defend!!!

  25. Pipo
    June 6, 2023

    A damning indictment of our citizenship programme, which obviously is not trusted. Our country has a negative image for which we have only ourselves to blame.

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