Travel and Visa information
Requirements for Entering Canada (Passports, Visas, eTAs)
As of November 10, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada.
Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA.
If you travel by land or sea, you do not need an eTA. However, you must always travel with acceptable travel documents and identification.
- To find out if you require an eTA or visa to travel to Canada click here and select your country of origin
- For eTA Exemptions click here
- eTA applications costs $7.00 CAD and is paid after you complete the ETA form. Most applications are approved within minutes.
All delegates from countries which are not exempt from visas, are advised to obtain and submit an official Letter of Invitation from the congress organizers to help facilitate the immigration process. Please note that Letters of Invitation are only issued to registered and paid/approved delegates. Please email Katarina Olinder Eriksson with your full name and full affiliation, nationality, passport number and Date of Birth.
There are daily direct flights to Calgary, AB, Canada, from many major airports around the world. The drive from Calgary International Airport to Fairmont Banff Springs is about 1.5hours. ISSLS has worked together with both Brewster and Airporter Airport Transfer services to offer ISSLS delegates discounted rates for transfers between Calgary International Airport and Banff.
For discounted transfers, please click here