If you are travelling by plane from and within Canada, you are required to bring your own face covering. In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19, all passengers and non-passengers must wear a face covering and place it over their mouth and nose before entering the screening checkpoint. Take note: As of September 23, in addition to temperature screening occurring at Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal airports, 11 more have been added to the list. If you are also travelling from St. John’s, Halifax, Québec City, Ottawa, Toronto-Billy Bishop, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Kelowna or Victoria, you will undergo temperature screening. Here’s some other changes we’ve made at the checkpoint.
Current wait times
How are wait times calculated?
Wait times for queues at security screening are calculated through the scanning of boarding passes when you enter the beginning of the queue; and once again before you begin your individual screening process.
Wait times do not include:
- The time required to check in for your flight and drop your baggage at the air carrier counter
- The time required for you and your carry-on baggage to be processed through the screening process
- The time required to go through Customs for U.S. flights (in airports where available)
- The time required to reach your boarding gate
The wait times presented here are provided for convenience only and are not intended to be a substitute for proper preparation before departing for the airport. Please check with your air carrier regarding recommended check-in times for your flight.
This information is subject to change at any time. We do not guarantee that this information will reflect your wait time, as wait times change throughout the day based on the number of flight departures and passenger volume.