Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

August 10, 2006 14:07 ET

CATSA/UPDATE on Increased Security Measures Taken at Canadian Airports: Restriction on Fluids now Apply to all Flights

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 10, 2006) - The additional security measures regarding the restriction on liquids in carry-on luggage, put in place by CATSA this morning, have now been extended to all flights departing from Canadian airports.

All passengers should be aware that no liquids and gels will be permitted in carry-on luggage on all flights departing from Canadian airports. Liquids and gels include common items such as shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, toothpaste, hair gel, and other items of similar consistency. Exceptions include the following:

1. Baby formula, breast milk, or juice if a baby
or small child is traveling;
2. Prescription medicine with a name that matches
the passenger's ticket;
3. Insulin and essential other non-prescription medication.

Passengers boarding flights to the United States will also be requested to remove footwear for additional screening. Footwear of passengers with disabilities and elderly passengers who cannot remove their footwear will be checked by trace detection equipment.

For the duration of these measures, passengers should allow themselves extra time for check-in as delays may occur.

For more information about items that are not permitted in carry-on or checked baggage, please visit, or call CATSA at 1-888-294-2202.

About CATSA:

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is Canada's aviation security authority. It is a Crown corporation that was created by the federal government in response to the events of September 11, 2001. The Authority reports to Parliament, through the Minister of Transport and is responsible for the delivery of: Pre-board screening of passengers and their belongings; Acquisition, deployment, operation and maintenance of explosives detection systems at airports; Contracting for RCMP policing services on selected flights and all flights to Reagan National Airport ; Implementation of a restricted area identification card for airport workers; The random screening of non-passengers entering airport restricted areas; Contributions for supplemental airport policing services.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
    1 (888) 294-2202