Air travel

Preparing for a flight, airport security, health concerns and more.


Services and information

Before you go  

What you can bring on a plane

Items that you can or cannot bring on a plane

Carry-on baggage

Carry-on baggage definitions, regulations and policies

Liquids, aerosols and gels

How to properly pack your liquids, non-solid food, personal and toiletry items

Pre-boarding identification requirements

Have all the necessary identification with you when you arrive at the airport to avoid last-minute problems

Pre-boarding checklist

A checklist of what you need to remember before you board the plane

Safety and security

Airport security screening

Information to guide you through the airport security screening process.

Airport security screening wait times

Security screening wait times at airports in Canada

In-flight safety

Aircraft safety procedures and advice

Theft from carry-on baggage

Tips to help protect the valuables in your carry-on baggage


Taking small children through security screening

Advice on going through security screening with a child

Flying with special needs

Information on flying with disabilities or special needs

Travelling with a service animal

Advice on travelling with a service animal 


More information

Duty-free purchases as carry-on baggage

Ensure that duty-free liquids, aerosols and gels are sealed in official security bags

CANPASS - Private aircraft

CANPASS cards allow private aircraft to clear customs and immigration quickly and securely

Small aircraft safety guides

Guides for passengers on small aircraft (seaplanes, floatplanes, helicopters, aircraft charters and hot air balloons)

Air passenger rights

Airlines have obligations to their passengers

Advance Declaration: Save time at the border

Submit your customs and immigration declaration before flying into Canada

Mobile Passport Control app

Travellers can shorten the entry process to the U.S. by submitting their passport and customs declaration information through this app


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