Text versions of videos

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The Walk-through Metal Detector video

Metal items like coins, keys and even gum wrappers can set it off.

You may be asked to unbuckle your belt for the screening officer to inspect.

You may be asked to remove your footwear. Construction boots and high-heeled shoes can contain metal shanks.

Breeze through security.

Travelling with Duty-free Purchases video

Duty-free items, along with the receipt...must be sealed in an official security bag.

(Shows bag marked "Do not open until final destination and security features which include checkmark and arrow in a circle)

Breeze through security.

Family Travel video

Family vacation? Look for the Family/Special Needs Lane.

Breeze through security.

Travelling with Sharp Objects video

Small scissors with blades measuring up to 6 cm from joint to tip are permitted in your carry-on bag.

Pack straight razors and blades not encased in safety cartridges in your checked bag.

Pack sharp items such as pocket knives in your checked bag or leave them at home.

Breeze through security.


Security Screening Tips Video

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All passengers must go through airport security. Here are some tips to help you get through like a pro.

Give yourself plenty of time to go through security and have your boarding pass ready to present to a screening officer.

Families or passengers with special needs who need a little more time can take advantage of the dedicated Family\Special Needs line.

To avoid alarming remove metal objects like keys and spare change from your pockets. Put them in your coat or carry-on bag before passing through.

Cell phones, tablets and other electronics can stay in your carry-on.

 If you have a laptop take it out of the case and put it in a bin.

Your clear plastic re-sealable bag of liquids, aerosols and gels, your coat and your purse also go in the bin.

Avoid wearing clothes with metal snaps and buttons, belts with metal buckles, steel-toed shoes or shoes with metal arches or shanks.

Following these tips can save you time during screening. 

You may be required to undergo additional screening .  If so, you have a choice between the Full Body Scanner or a physical search

For more information visit the CATSA website at www.catsa.ca.


Packing Tips Video

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Travelling by plane?

Here are some tips to help you get through airport security like a pro

When you’re packing your carry-on bag make sure that all liquids, aerosols and gels like shampoo, toothpaste and creams  as well as foods like peanut butter are in travel size containers that are 100 milliliters or less.
Together all these containers should fit into one 1 L clear plastic re-sealable bag.

If you are a nursing mother or travelling with children under the age of two you can bring milk, formula, juice and baby food, just make sure you pack so items are accessible to show the screening officers.

Medications and prescription drugs can stay in the same containers they came in.  Just make sure they are packed so they can be easily removed for inspection.

Laptop computers, video and film cameras should  also be packed so they can be easily removed.

If you’re not sure  what you can bring with you visit  the CATSA  website at www.catsa.gc.ca


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