Clinical Immunology Society (CIS)

2018 Annual Meeting: Immune Deficiency and Dysregulation North American Conference

Canada Travel Information

With CIS heading to Canada for the first time, there may be some questions about what, if any, travel arrangements may need to be made.  Traveling to Canada is, on the whole, very similar to traveling to the United States. Please review the information below, which should answer any questions you have about traveling to Toronto.   


To visit Canada, all travelers will need to meet some basic requirements:

  • Have a valid travel document, like a passport
  • Be in good health
  • Have no criminal or immigration-related convictions
  • Be able to explain to an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country
  • Explain to an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit
  • Have enough money for your stay (The amount of money you will need depends on how long you will stay and if you will stay in a hotel, or with friends or relatives).


The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recommends that all US citizens carry a valid passport. A passport may be required by your airline or transportation authority.

If you are a United States citizen, be sure to carry proof of citizenship, such as a passport, along with photo identification. If you are a permanent U.S. resident, carry proof of your status such as a U.S. Permanent Resident Card.

All visitors arriving from or transiting through the United States are encouraged to visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website for information concerning the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and requirements to enter or return to the United States.


All non-US visitors to Canada will be required to obtain either an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visa for the length of their stay.

Follow this link to determine if you need an eTA or a visitor visa

**If is visa letter is required, please send the following information to the CIS Office:
Date of Birth:
Passport Number:
Issuing Country:
Passport Expiration Date:


Click here to read useful instructions on using your mobile device, including iPads/tablets, while in Canada.