Canada has the 7th powerful passports in the World with visa free access to 188 countries and territories according to Henley index 2024.

Below are full list of countries and territories with visa free or arrival access to Canadian passport holders.

Visa Free Countries

AfghanistanVisa required
AlbaniaVisa not required90 days
AlgeriaVisa required
AndorraVisa not required90 days
AngolaVisa not required30 days
Antigua and BarbudaVisa not required6 months
ArgentinaVisa not required90 days
ArmeniaeVisa / Visa on arrival
180 days per year
Australia and territoriesElectronic Travel Authorisation90 days
AustriaVisa not required90 days
AzerbaijaneVisa30 days
BahamasVisa not required8 months
BahraineVisa / Visa on arrival14 days
BangladeshVisa on arrival30 days
BarbadosVisa not required6 months
BelarusVisa not required30 days
BelgiumVisa not required90 days
Visa not required
BenineVisa30 days
BoliviaVisa not required90 days
Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa not required90 days
BotswanaVisa not required90 days
BrazilVisa not required / eVisa90 days
BruneiVisa not required14 days
BulgariaVisa not required90 days
Burkina Faso
eVisa / Visa on arrival
BurundiVisa on arrival1 month
CambodiaeVisa / Visa on arrival30 days
Cape VerdeVisa not required30 days
Central African RepublicVisa required
ChadVisa required
ChileVisa not required90 days
ChinaVisa required
ColombiaVisa not required90 days
ComorosVisa on arrival45 days
Republic of the CongoVisa required
Democratic Republic of the CongoeVisa7 days
Costa RicaVisa not required90 days
Côte d’IvoireeVisa3 months
CroatiaVisa not required90 days
CubaTourist card required90 days
CyprusVisa not required90 days
Czech RepublicVisa not required90 days
Denmark and territoriesVisa not required90 days
DjiboutieVisa31 days
DominicaVisa not required6 months
Dominican RepublicVisa not required30 days
EcuadorVisa not required90 days
EgyptVisa required
El SalvadorVisa not required3 months
Equatorial GuineaeVisa
EritreaVisa required
EstoniaVisa not required90 days
EswatiniVisa not required30 days
EthiopiaeVisa / Visa on arrivalup to 90 days
FijiVisa not required4 months
FinlandVisa not required90 days
France and territoriesVisa not required90 days
GaboneVisa90 days
GambiaVisa not required90 days
GeorgiaVisa not required1 year
GermanyVisa not required90 days
GhanaVisa required
GreeceVisa not required90 days
GrenadaVisa not required3 months
GuatemalaVisa not required90 days
GuineaeVisa90 days
Guinea-BissauVisa on arrival90 days
GuyanaVisa not required3 months
HaitiVisa not required3 months
HondurasVisa not required3 months
HungaryVisa not required90 days
IcelandVisa not required90 days
IndiaeVisa30 days
Indonesiae-VOA / Visa on arrival30 days
IranVisa required
IraqVisa on arrival60 days
IrelandVisa not required90 days
IsraelVisa not required3 months
ItalyVisa not required90 days
JamaicaVisa not required90 days
JapanVisa not required90 days
eVisa / Visa on arrival
KazakhstanVisa not required30 days
KenyaElectronic Travel Authorisation3 months
KiribatiVisa not required90 days
North KoreaVisa required
South KoreaElectronical Travel Authorization6 months
KuwaiteVisa / Visa on arrival3 months
KyrgyzstanVisa not required60 days
LaoseVisa / Visa on arrival30 days
LatviaVisa not required90 days
LebanonFree visa on arrival1 month
Visa not required
LiberiaVisa required
LibyaVisa required
LiechtensteinVisa not required90 days
LithuaniaVisa not required90 days
LuxembourgVisa not required90 days
MadagascarVisa on arrival60 days
MalawieVisa / Visa on arrival90 days
MalaysiaVisa not required3 months
MaldivesFree visa on arrival30 days
MaliVisa required
MaltaVisa not required90 days
Marshall IslandsVisa on arrival90 days
MauritaniaVisa on arrival
MauritiusVisa not required90 days
MexicoVisa not required180 days
MicronesiaVisa not required30 days
MoldovaVisa not required90 days
MonacoVisa not required90 days
MongoliaVisa not required30 days
MontenegroVisa not required90 days
MoroccoVisa not required3 months
MozambiqueVisa not required30 days
MyanmareVisa28 days
NamibiaVisa not required3 months
NauruVisa required
NepaleVisa / Visa on arrival90 days
Netherlands and territoriesVisa not required90 days
New ZealandElectronic Travel Authority3 months
NicaraguaVisa not required90 days
NigerVisa required
NigeriaeVisa90 days
North MacedoniaVisa not required90 days
NorwayVisa not required3 months
OmanVisa not required / eVisa
14 days / 30 days
PakistanETA / Online Visa
30 days / 3 months
PalauFree visa on arrival30 days
PanamaVisa not required180 days
Papua New GuineaeVisa60 days
ParaguayVisa not required90 days
PeruVisa not required90 days
PhilippinesVisa not required30 days
PolandVisa not required90 days
PortugalVisa not required90 days
QatarVisa not required30 days
RomaniaVisa not required90 days
RussiaVisa required
RwandaeVisa / Visa on arrival30 days
Saint Kitts and NevisVisa not required6 months
Saint LuciaVisa not required6 weeks
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVisa not required3 months
SamoaVisa not required60 days
San Marino
Visa not required
São Tomé and PríncipeVisa not required15 days
Saudi ArabiaeVisa / Visa on arrival90 days
SenegalVisa not required90 days
SerbiaVisa not required90 days
SeychellesElectronic Border System3 months
Sierra LeoneeVisa / Visa on arrival30 days
SingaporeVisa not required30 days
SlovakiaVisa not required90 days
SloveniaVisa not required90 days
Solomon IslandsFree Visitor’s permit on arrival3 months
SomaliaVisa on arrival
South AfricaVisa not required90 days
South SudaneVisa
SpainVisa not required90 days
Sri LankaETA / Visa on arrival30 days
SudanVisa required
SurinameVisa not required90 days
SwedenVisa not required90 days
SwitzerlandVisa not required90 days
SyriaVisa required
TaiwanVisa not required90 days
TajikistanVisa not required30 days
TanzaniaeVisa / Visa on arrival3 months
ThailandVisa not required30 days
Timor-LesteVisa on arrival30 days
TogoeVisa15 days
TongaFree visa on arrival31 days
Trinidad and Tobago
Visa not required
TunisiaVisa not required4 months
TurkeyVisa not required90 days
TurkmenistanVisa required
TuvaluVisa on arrival1 month
UgandaeVisa3 months
UkraineVisa not required90 days
United Arab EmiratesVisa not required30 days
United KingdomVisa not required6 months
United StatesVisa not required6 months
UruguayVisa not required3 months
UzbekistanVisa not required30 days
VanuatuVisa not required30 days
Vatican City
Visa not required
VenezuelaVisa required
YemenVisa required
ZambiaVisa not required30 days
ZimbabweVisa on arrival30 days

Source: Wikipedia


Visa requirements for Canadian citizens for visits to various territories, disputed areas, partially recognized countries, and restricted zones:


• British Indian Ocean Territory — special permit required.
• Eritrea (outside Asmara) — visa covers Asmara only; to travel in the rest of the country, a Travel Permit for Foreigners is required (20 Eritrean nakfa).
• Mayotte — Visa not required for 90 days with a 180-day period.
• Réunion — Visa not required for 90 days within a 180-day period.
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
◦ Ascension Island — eVisa for 2 months within any year period
◦ Saint Helena — Visitor’s Pass granted on arrival valid for 4/10/21/60/90 days for 12/14/16/20/25 pound sterling.
◦ Tristan da Cunha — Permission to land required for 15/30 pounds sterling (yacht/ship passenger) for Tristan da Cunha Island or 20 pounds sterling for Gough Island, Inaccessible Island or Nightingale Islands.
• Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Western Sahara controlled territory) — undefined visa regime.
• Somaliland — visa required (30 days for 30 US dollars, payable on arrival).
• Hainan — Visa on arrival for 15 days. Available at Haikou Meilan International Airport and Sanya Phoenix International Airport.
Visa not required for 15 days for traveling as part of a tourist group (5 or more people)
• Hong Kong — Visa not required for 3 months.
• India — Protected Area Permit (PAP) required for all of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and parts of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand. Restricted Area Permit (RAP) required for all of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep and parts of Sikkim. Some of these requirements are occasionally lifted for a year.
• Iraqi Kurdistan – Visa on arrival for 15 days. Available at Sulaimaniyah International Airport and Erbil International Airport.
• Macau — Visa not required for 30 days.
• North Korea outside Pyongyang – People are not allowed to leave the capital city, tourists can only leave the capital with a governmental tourist guide (no independent moving)
• Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province — OIVR permit required (15+5 Tajikistani Somoni) and another special permit (free of charge) is required for Lake Sarez.
• Tibet Autonomous Region — Tibet Travel Permit required.
• Korean Demilitarized Zone — restricted zone.
• UNDOF Zone and Ghajar — restricted zones.
• Arab League — Certain countries will deny access to holders of Israeli visas or passport stamps of Israel because of the Arab League boycott of Israel.
• Saudi Arabia — Non-Muslims are not allowed in Mecca or Medina.

Caribbean and North Atlantic

• Anguilla — Visa not required for 3 months.
• Aruba — Visa not required for 30 days.
• Bermuda — Visa not required.
• Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba — Visa not required for 3 months.
• British Virgin Islands — Visa not required.
• Cayman Islands — Visa not required for 6 months.
• Curaçao — Visa not required for 3 months.
• Montserrat — Visa not required for 6 months.
• Puerto Rico — Visa not required for 180 days, same as the United States mainland.
• Sint Maarten — Visa not required for 3 months.
• Turks and Caicos Islands — Visa not required for 90 days.
• U.S. Virgin Islands — Visa not required for 6 months, same as the United States mainland.


• Abkhazia — Visa required. Visa on arrival available if arriving from Russian border only by train or car and must possess a multi entry Russian visa to be eligible and must exit via Russian border only.
• Mount Athos — Special permit required (4 days: 25 euro for Orthodox visitors, 35 euro for non-Orthodox visitors, 18 euro for students). There is a visitors’ quota: maximum 100 Orthodox and 10 non-Orthodox per day and women are not allowed.
• Brest and Grodno — Visa not required for 10 days.
• Crimea — Visa issued by Russia is required.
• Northern Cyprus — Visa free access for 3 months. Passport required.
• UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus — Access Permit is required for travelling inside the zone, except Civil Use Areas.
• Gibraltar — Visa not required.
• Jan Mayen — permit issued by the local police required for staying for less than 24 hours and permit issued by the Norwegian police for staying for more than 24 hours.
• Svalbard of  Norway — Right to live and work under the Svalbard Treaty.
• Kosovo — visa free for 90 days.
• Artsakh — Visa required (issued for single entry for 21 days/1/2/3 months or multiple entry visa for 1/2/3 months). Travellers with a visa (expired or valid) or evidence of travel to Republic of Artsakh (also known as Nagorno-Karabakh) will be permanently denied entry to Azerbaijan.
• South Ossetia — Visa free. Multiple entry visa to Russia and three-day prior notification are required to enter South Ossetia.
• Transnistria — Visa free. Registration required after 24h.


• American Samoa — Electronic authorization for 30 days.
• Ashmore and Cartier Islands — special authorisation required.
• Clipperton Island — special permit required.
• Cook Islands — Visa free access for 31 days.
• Guam — Visa not required.
• Niue — Visa on arrival valid for 30 days is issued free of charge.
• Northern Mariana Islands — Visa not required.
• Pitcairn Islands — 14 days visa free and landing fee US$35 or tax of US$5 if not going ashore.
• United States Minor Outlying Islands — special permits required for Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Island.
South America
• Galápagos — Online pre-registration is required. Transit Control Card must also be obtained at the airport prior to departure.

South Atlantic and Antarctica

• Falkland Islands — Visitor Permit valid for 4 weeks is issued on arrival.
• South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands — Pre-arrival permit from the commissioner required (72 hours/1 month for 110/160 pounds sterling).
•Antarctica and adjacent islands — special permits required for  Bouvet Island,  British Antarctic Territory,  French Southern and Antarctic Lands,  Argentine Antarctica,  Australian Antarctic Territory,  Chilean Antarctic Territory,  Heard Island and McDonald Islands,  Peter I Island,  Queen Maud Land,  Ross Dependency

References: CIC Canada