People who have a Canadian passport can travel to a wide variety of countries without a visa. But a number of work permit holders and international students living in Canada also need help with summer destinations.
According Index of passportspassports, like those of India, can still get you access to some popular vacation destinations near Canada (a four to eight hour flight from Toronto).
Many beautiful countries just south of Canada allow three to six month visits for Indian passport holders to stop and explore the country. It’s perfect for those looking to take time off from work, or international students in Canada who want to unwind during their breaks.
From sandy beaches to coastal ports with the clearest waters, here are four countries that offer serious tropical vibes where Indian passport holders can escape without applying for a travel visa.
Why you should go: Hometown of mega superstar Rihanna, Barbados is the land of beaches and sunshine. Indian passport holders can visit without a visa for 90 days.
How far from Canada: Direct flight from Toronto (5 hours 20 minutes).
Why you should go: Located in the eastern Caribbean, this country has beautiful ports, tropical rainforests and mountain ridges to explore. You will not need a visa for three months if you are traveling there on an Indian passport.
How far from Canada: Although there are no direct flights to Grenada, there are regular connections via Miami, New York or Port of Spain. Total travel time from Toronto averages 9-10 hours.
Why you should go: If you have an Indian passport and have always wanted to see parts of Central America, you might be happy to know that you can explore this beautiful country for 90 days, visa-free.
How far from Canada: Direct flight from Toronto (5 hours).
Why you should go: Jamaica is a popular tourist destination for those who want to relax to reggae music and enjoy fresh fruit on a tropical beach. And the best part is that Indian passports will allow you to travel here without a visa for up to 12 months.
How far from Canada: Direct flight from Toronto (4 hours).
It should be noted that currently the Government of Canada advises travelers to Jamaica and El Salvador to exercise a high degree of caution due to high crime rates. see here for updates on advisories and travel advice.
Before you go, check out our responsible travel guide to be informed, be safe, be smart, and above all, be respectful on your adventure.