Security measures for liquids, gels and aerosols
- Passengers are permitted to bring liquids, gels and aerosols through security screening at Canadian airports provided that the items are in containers with a capacity of 100 ml / 100 grams (3.4 oz.) or less; and that the containers fit comfortably in one (1) clear, closed and re-sealable plastic bag with a capacity of no more than 1 litre (1 quart). Please note that bags stretched beyond their capacity are not permitted. One bag per person.
- Passengers are not permitted to bring liquids, gels and aerosols in containers larger than 100 ml / 100 grams (3.4 oz.) through the security screening at Canadian airports.
- Passengers may bring aboard baby formula, baby food, milk or juice in quantities above the volumetric restrictions if a child aged two years and under is accompanying them. Passengers are permitted to travel with breast milk regardless of whether or not an infant is accompanying them. Although these items are not required to be placed in a plastic bag, passengers must declare them to the screening authority and be subjected to additional screening.
- Prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger's ticket, as well as insulin and other essential non-prescription medicines will continue to be permitted. To speed up the screening process, passengers should be prepared to present documentation supporting a medical condition, i.e. a doctor's note. These items are exempt from the size restrictions and are not required to be placed in a plastic bag. However, passengers must declare all such items to screening authorities. These passengers may be subject to additional screening.
Passengers must remove from their carry-on bag, the closed, re-sealable plastic bag containing all permitted liquids, gels, and aerosols and place them directly into the trays provided at the beginning of the screening process.
All passengers should carry liquids, gels and aerosols in the containers and plastic bag specified, or pack these items in their checked baggage, in order to minimize potential delays at the screening point.
Liquids, gels and aerosols include, but are not limited to, hand lotions, cleansers, moisturizers, suntan lotions, antibacterial gels, shaving cream, perfume and cologne.
There are no size or bag restrictions for liquids and gels packed in checked baggage.
The sale of liquids, gels and aerosols at all retailers, both duty free and non-duty free, located within the sterile areas of Canadian airports, continues to be permitted, as long as the airport has met additional security requirements for these items.
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