Security Screening Wait Times

CATSA encourages all passengers to arrive at their departing airport well in advance of their flight. Many airlines advise passengers to arrive two hours in advance for domestic flights and three hours in advance for US and international flights.

Be prepared for screening - LAGS

Be prepared for screening. Please ensure that all liquids, gels and aerosols in your carry-on baggage are in containers of 100ml or less and placed in a clear, 1L resealable bag. Click here for more information about carry-on baggage requirements.

Permanent closure of CATSA’s mobile app

Please be advised that CATSA’s mobile app was permanently closed on March 29, 2023, following a value assessment review.


Carry on baggage
Checked baggage
Check with carrier

Firearms, firearm parts, real ammunition and cartridges are not permitted in carry-on baggage under any circumstances. All firearms, firearm parts, ammunition and cartridges must be declared to the air carrier during the check-in process. Firearms carried as checked baggage MUST be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container. For more details on how to transport these items in your checked baggage, please contact your air carrier. Passengers may also contact the Canada Firearms Program website.