I'm an Egyptian Muslim pharmacist living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I want to apply for a Canadian tourist visa.

I'm just wondering if there are any new restrictions or procedures after the November 2015 Paris attacks?

I have valid USA and Schengen visas, and three past Schengen visas as well as visas from China and Turkey before.

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    What changes do you think there have been, and why do you think these changes apply to you?
    – Gagravarr
    Nov 19, 2015 at 19:06
  • I just heard rumors that schengen is going to be suspended and french borders will be closed so i'd like to ask if there will be changes in north america ( usa and canada ) too or not .
    – Mostafa
    Nov 19, 2015 at 19:23
  • Hi @Mostafa, welcome to Travel.SE. I edited your post to add some relevant tags and to make it more clear; please feel free to edit or rollback if I have misrepresented anything.
    – choster
    Nov 19, 2015 at 19:37
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    We already a question about these rumors: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/58807/… Basically, the only way in which the Schengen agreement has been “suspended” is that the police now stands most of the time on the internal borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, etc. Beyond that, all borders are opened, external borders operate normally and visa policy hasn't changed.
    – Relaxed
    Nov 19, 2015 at 19:50
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    @blackbird57 Yes but I thought it was useful to know that the rumors weren't true, even with respect to France itself.
    – Relaxed
    Nov 19, 2015 at 19:58

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There are no such restrictions currently in effect for Egyptian citizens. You can see here that you're just required to have a visitor visa, and this page here shows no warnings when checking for Egypt. The Canadian embassy to Egypt currently has no publications or warnings about restrictions

Carry proper travel documents and identification

You must also make sure that you:

Carry proper travel documents and identification for yourself and any children travelling with you. Demonstrate to an immigration officer that you satisfy all other requirements to enter Canada. If you do not meet all the requirements, you may not be allowed to enter. To find out what else you may need to know before you come to Canada, see Arriving in Canada.

The only restrictions I found were here and here and don't apply to you (unreliable passports and inadmissibility criteria)

  • @Mostafa anytime :)
    – blackbird
    Nov 19, 2015 at 21:29

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