As we kick off the new year, there are several key travel updates impacting Canadians, from air travel to ground transportation and beyond.

Visa Exemptions for Canadians Turkiye has lifted visa requirements for Canadian travelers, allowing them to visit for up to 90 days within any 180-day period without needing a visa. Previously, entry required a US$60 fee and approval within a 180-day timeframe, as reported by CTV News.

Additionally, Brazil has extended its visa exemption for Canadian travelers until April 10, 2024, originally slated to begin on January 10, 2024, to accommodate peak travel times.

Top Places to Visit in Canada Various Canadian destinations have garnered global acclaim as must-visit spots in 2024:

  • St. John’s, Newfoundland, praised for its vibrant culture, historic sites, scenic beauty, and renowned seafood, named by Travel Lemming.
  • Mingan Archipelago in Quebec and Whitehorse, Yukon, highlighted by The New York Times for their natural beauty and Northern Lights spectacle.
  • Saint John, New Brunswick, featured on CNN’s list for its rich history, diverse culinary scene, and proximity to the Bay of Fundy.

Global Passport Rankings Canada’s passport ranking has shifted in the latest Passport Index by Arton Capital:

Ranked seventh globally, the Canadian passport offers visa-free access to 117 countries, visas on arrival for 49, and requires Electronic Travel Authorization for seven countries. This mobility score, while strong, reflects a slight decline in global ranking compared to previous years.

Best Travel Credit Cards in Canada For travelers looking to maximize rewards in 2024, the American Express Cobalt Card has been named the top travel credit card by Rewards Canada for the seventh consecutive year. It offers significant points on dining, streaming subscriptions, and travel expenses, including ridesharing and weekend getaways.

Stay informed and make the most of your travels with these latest updates tailored for Canadian globetrotters.