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.
Walk-through Metal Detector
As part of the screening process, you will need to pass through the walk-through metal detector. This process should be quick and efficient if you:
- Properly plan what to wear.
- Put your change and keys in your carry-on and other personal items such as your smartphone and coat in the plastic bins.
- Place your plastic bins and carry-on baggage on the baggage screening belt for x-ray.
If you trigger the alarm on the walk-through metal detector, or if you are selected at random, you may be asked to undergo additional screening.
Follow these tips to decrease the likelihood of setting off the alarm at the walk-through metal detector:
- Wear easy-to-remove outerwear, jackets, belts and slip-on shoes.
- Limit jewelry to small earrings, watches, wedding bands/engagement rings, eyeglasses.
- Wear clothing without snaps, metal buttons or studs.
- Wear shoes without metal arches, buckles, steel-toes or shanks.
- Avoid wearing belts with large metal buckles.
- Remove hidden body piercings before you fly.
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