October 31, 2016 / 8:52 PM / 2 years ago

Canada says plans to lift visa restrictions on Romania, Bulgaria

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada intends to lift all visa restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian citizens as of Dec. 1, 2017, Immigration Minister John McCallum said in a statement on Monday.

Both countries had pressed for an end to the rules in return for approving a landmark free trade deal between Canada and the European Union.

Reporting by David Ljunggren, editing by G Crosse

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