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.

Smoke detector

Carry on baggage
Checked baggage

Terminals of all spare lithium batteries placed in carry-on baggage must be protected from short circuit by:

  • enclosing them in their original retail packaging
  • taping over the terminals, or
  • placing each battery in a separate plastic bag (or protective pouch).

Important: Up to 2 spare batteries of a maximum of 160 Wh are permitted in your carry-on.

Important: Spare lithium batteries require air carrier approval for checked baggage.