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10 November, 2016 -

The Government of Canada has introduced a new entry requirement known as Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa.

The form for this new admittance procedure needs to be filled out by eligible travellers at Canada.ca/eTA, prior to their trip to Canada, as it will be required to board their flight.

This authorization is mandatory as of November 10, 2016.

eTA eligible applicants must have a valid passport, email address and credit card (CA $7) to complete the online form; authorization is usually received within minutes.

It is strongly recommended that eligible travellers apply for the eTA at the time of booking and to verify the status of the application on the Government of Canada official website at the following address: Canada.ca/eTA. It is also recommended to check-in at least three hours prior to departure.

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 Agency 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 website for more information.

Please visit the DEFRA website for more information.

Please visit the European Commission Health and Consumers website 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.
  • 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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