(Antigua Observer) Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda will require visas to travel to Canada in less than 24 hours. Chief of Staff Lionel “Max” Hurst confirmed this in an interview with OBSERVER media today.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne is expected to make a statement on the matter later today.
A statement from the Communications Branch for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Canada confirms the visa requirement takes effect from tomorrow.
See the statement below
Monday, June 26, 2017— Canada and Antigua and Barbuda share longstanding ties that are rooted in history. Canada remains firmly committed to its partnership with Antigua and Barbuda and values working together on mutual challenges and opportunities.
After carefully monitoring the integrity of Antigua and Barbuda’s travel documents, the Government of Canada has determined that Antigua and Barbuda no longer meets Canada’s criteria for a visa exemption.