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.

Toy weapons that look fake. They do not look like real weapons. (e.g., squirt guns, toy transformer robots that form toy guns)

Carry on baggage
Checked baggage

Most people would not mistake a toy weapon for a real weapon. These are permitted in carry-on and in checked bags. Some toy weapons look real. These are considered “replica weapons” and are treated differently. Please consult “replica weapons” and “replica firearms” in this list.