Ottawa, November 14, 2013 — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that, effective immediately, Czech nationals no longer require a temporary resident visa to visit Canada. Czech nationals can now stay in Canada for up to six months visa-free, which is consistent with all other visa exempt nationals.
Canada values strong ties with our European friends and after working with Czech officials for some time we are pleased to be able to extend visa-free travel for Czech citizens,” said Alexander. “
This move is a testament to the strong relationship between Canada and the Czech Republic and reinforces our government’s commitment to facilitate legitimate trade and travel.”
This is great news for both the Czech Republic and Canada,” said Canadian Ambassador Otto Jelinek. “
By making it easier for Czechs to visit Canada, we are strengthening the already close cultural and economic ties that exist between our two countries.”