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. Here’s some other changes we’ve made at the checkpoint.
Which one of these people will fly through security?
Winter is a busy time of the year for air travel. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make your security-screening process easier and faster. One of these travellers knows what to do. Read on and you can too!
Light jackets and sweaters can stay on, but bulky outerwear has to come off before going through screening. That includes toques, but don’t worry – your hair looks awesome.
If you’re travelling with gifts, leave them unwrapped in case screening officers need to take a peek. Some airports offer gift-wrapping services after security during the holidays with proceeds going to charity.
Liquids, aerosols and gels
All liquids, aerosols and gels must be in containers of 100 ml or less and fit comfortably in a single clear, resealable 1-litre bag. Pro tip: Savvy travellers bring an empty, reusable water bottle to fill up past security.
You can easily save yourself, and everyone else, a bit of time by having your boarding pass ready for inspection when you get to the checkpoint.
Know before you go
There's no such thing as being over-prepared.
- On the go? Download the CATSA app to access all the information you need at your fingertips to fly through security.
- See our What Can I Bring list to find out what goes where in your luggage.
- Create a travel checklist to make sure you've packed everything.
- Check the current security wait times at major Canadian airports and give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport, check in and go through security.
- Last, but not least, remember that we are also available on Facebook and Twitter during business hours to help make your days merry and bright!