Update: Media registration for ministerial meeting of Lima Group in Gatineau

Media advisory

February 12, 2020 – The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has announced that Canada will host the next ministerial meeting of the Lima Group in Gatineau, Québec, on February 20, 2020.

The members of the Lima Group will meet to discuss the ongoing political, economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and express their solidarity with the people of Venezuela. 

Media representatives who wish to cover the Ministerial must apply for accreditation using the Government of Canada accreditation portal: www.accreditationcanada.gc.ca/lima. The online portal is now open and will close on February 18, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Only accredited media with an identification badge will have access to the Ministerial. There will be no exceptions made to this accreditation requirement.

Entry formalities and visas

If you are travelling to Canada, please check before arriving to find out whether you need an entry visa. Visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization for air travel to Canada. Exemptions include U.S. and Mexican citizens, and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. You may also refer to Travel Canada to find out what documents are needed to enter Canada.

Pick-up of media accreditation badges

Media representatives who have been approved for accreditation will be provided instructions through email on how, when and where to pick up their badges.

Official program details and further information for the media will be made available soon.


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