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July 10, 2007 | General

Effective Friday, September 22, 2006, Transport Canada has issued new regulations regarding the sale and transport of liquids, gels and aerosols.

  • Domestic passengers (travelling within Canada) will be permitted to purchase liquids, gels and aerosols at all retailers, both duty free and non-duty free, within the post-security screening, pre-boarding areas.
  • Domestic passengers (travelling within Canada) will also be permitted to carry liquids, gels and aerosols purchased beyond the security screening point onboard the aircraft.
  • Sale of duty-free liquids and gels will also be permitted for U.K-bound flights.
  • The sale of liquids, gels and aerosols will continue to be restricted to products that must be consumed within the post-security screening, pre-boarding areas on flights bound for the U.S.

No products from home permitted

Liquids, gels and aerosols in containers of any size continue to be prohibited from being brought through pre-board screening by passengers, including within carry-on luggage. Passengers should continue to pack these items in their checked baggage.

Liquids or gels include, but are not limited to, beverages, pudding, perfume, deodorant, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, hair gel, mascara, lip gloss, and other items of similar consistency.

Exceptions to the liquids ban include:

  • Baby formula, milk and baby food in small containers if traveling with a baby or small child of two years of age or under
  • Prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger’s ticket/boarding pass
  • Essential non-prescription drugs limited to 4 oz in volume
  • Liquids and gels for diabetics limited to 5 oz
  • Gel-filled bras and similar prosthetics

Please note:

Portable computers and other electronic devices such as CD players, digital cameras and cellular phones ARE PERMITTED in carry-on baggage.

Lighters ARE NOT PERMITTED in carry-on or checked baggage on all flights departing from Canadian airports.

For further information, please visit Transport Canada or the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).