Planning a summer getaway?

In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky, and if you, like Mungo Jerry, plan to touch the sky during the busiest travel season of the year, we have some tips to help you to breeze through security.

Download the CATSA app

Screenshot of current wait times in CATSA app

Use our app to become a packing wizard and have access to information such as:

  • Current wait times for security checkpoints at Canada's largest airports;
  • A searchable What Can I Bring? list to check if your items go in carry-on or checked baggage; and
  • Customized travel checklists so you don't forget anything.

Know your limits
sunscreen bottle

Many delays at security are caused by oversized liquids, aerosols and gels. When packing your carry-on, double-check that your sunscreen, insect repellent and all other liquid, aerosol and gel essentials are in containers of 100 ml or less and fit in a clear, resealable, 1 L plastic bag. If you bring a water bottle, make sure it’s empty before you get to security.

Certain liquids, such as medication and items for children under the age of 2, are exempted from these restrictions.

Prepare your powders

Sea salt in a scoop

Found a great artisanal salt? Bringing home some sand from your time at the beach? Be aware that certain powders and granular materials in your carry-on are limited to a total combined quantity of 350 ml or less, which is approximately the size of a soda can.

Pro tip: If you’re bringing checked baggage, placing all of your liquids and powders in there will take the guess work out of what can and cannot go in your carry-on AND you will be saving space for more important things in your carry-on…like snacks.


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