Food products

The transport of food products is subject to a variety of regulations. This section contains useful links and information to help you decide whether to bring yours on your next trip, and how to do so.

Food entering Canada must conform to Canadian Food Inspection AgencyWill open in a separate browser window  regulations.

Food leaving Canada must conform to the regulations of the country of destination. As certain items may be prohibited or subject to local customs fees, and to prevent confiscation by local authorities, we strongly recommend you consult your travel agent or destination country consulate for information.

Please visit the Cuban customs websiteWill open in a separate browser window for more information.

Please visit the DEFRA websiteWill open in a separate browser window for more information.

Transportation of olive oil on board Air Transat is limited to prevent leakage that could damage or endanger the aircraft.

  • The bottle must be packed according to the packing procedures outlined in the box below. To prevent leakage when pressurized, 5% of the bottle must remain free.
  • Limited release must be signed at check-in and excess fees will apply if the free quantity/weight/size allowance is exceeded.

Air Transat cannot guarantee the admissibility at customs of any food imported or exported on our aircraft. Air Transat will not be responsible for any damage or leaks to food and/or container during the handling process.

How to pack food properly

  • In a solid, leak-proof plastic bag, with zipper or tie closure
  • Put in a 2nd plastic bag, solid, leak-proof with zipper or tie closure
  • Can be put in a solid box with or without protective layer inside (i.e. bubble, foam), taped and identified with a nametag

If properly packed and in compliance with customs and security regulations, it will be accepted as carry-on or checked baggage depending on the size. Excess charges may apply.

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