Make Security Screening Quicker
You can make your security screening experience quicker and easier by packing your liquids, non-solid food, personal and toiletry items properly. At the airport, these items are referred to as “liquids, aerosols and gels.”
Click here for a list of various items that fall into these categories, a list of items that are exempted from restrictions, and tips on how to pack all of them.
How to Pack your Liquids, Non-Solid Food and Personal Items
Containers of liquids, non-solid food and personal items in your carry-on must be 100 ml/100 g (3.4 oz) or less. All containers must fit in one clear, resealable plastic bag no more than 1L in capacity. The bag must be transparent so screening officers can easily see the contents.
Each passenger is allowed a single 1 L bag containing liquids, food and personal items. The approximate dimensions of a 1L bag are 15.24 cm by 22.86 cm (6 in. by 9 in.) or 20 cm by 17.5 cm (8 in. by 7 in.).
At the screening point, take your plastic bag out of your carry-on and place it in a bin. Any containers over 100 ml/100 g (3.4 oz) can be placed in your checked baggage as long as they are not prohibited items.
Avoid packing gifts and souvenirs containing liquids, aerosols and gels in your carry-on. These include: liquor, wine, beer, snowglobes, cans of condensed soup, maple syrup, perfume, and lotion. Put them in checked baggage or ship them separately.
Read more tips from the Canadian Border Services Agency on carry-on items and how you can make it through security without any issues.