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July 20, 2017 -

Effective July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented enhanced security measures for passengers flying to the United States. These measures include heightened inspection of personal electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone must be charged with enough battery power to be turned on upon request and easily accessible, with covers, cases or any other packaging removed, in preparation for screening at the security checkpoint. Any refused item will not be permitted in checked baggage. Air Transat will be unable to provide storage or assume responsibility for these items during your trip.

To allow for additional time to go through security and to ensure you don’t miss your flight, please arrive at the airport three hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.

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.
  • 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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