Canada maintaining no-visas policy for Czechs

20-11-2008

Canada is maintaining its policy of not requiring Czech visitors to acquire a visa, the Czech embassy said on Thursday after a meeting between Canada’s minister for citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, and the Czech minister for human rights and minorities, Džamila Stehlíková. Minister Stehlíková presented the Canadians with information about a project to integrate Romanies into Czech society. Canada was reported to be considering re-introducing a visa requirement for Czechs, as over 500 Czechs, many of them Romanies, have applied for asylum since the requirement was dropped a year ago.