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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.

Entry requirements for Canada have changed. Find out if they apply to you.

In addition to your valid passport, you will also need:

  • a valid Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)*, or;
  • a valid visa, or;
  • a valid Permanent Resident Card (PRC)
 
*It is mandatory for travellers without a valid Canadian passport, Permanent Resident Card (PRC) or visa to obtain an eTA from the Government of Canada.
 
This entry requirement is for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air.
 
This document will be required at check-in, along with a valid passport.
 
Holders of a valid Canadian passport, Canadian Permanent Resident Card (PRC) or Canadian visa, as well as U.S. citizens, are ineligible for an eTA and must present their original documents for travel.
 

How to apply?

Travellers must request an eTA before going to Canada by filling out an application form online, at Canada.ca/eta.
 
To complete the online form, eTA-eligible applicants must have:
  • a valid passport
  • email address
  • credit card (the eTA costs CA $7)

 
Most applicants get their eTA approval within minutes. Air Transat strongly recommends that eligible travellers apply for the eTA when booking their flight and check on the status of their application on the Government of Canada’s official website, at Canada.ca/eta.
 

Canadian citizens and dual Canadian citizens

Canadian citizens, including dual Canadian citizens, need to show proof that they are Canadian to board their flight to Canada. A valid Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally accepted travel and identification document available to Canadians for the purpose of international air travel.
 
If you’re a dual Canadian citizen used to travelling to or transiting through Canada by air with a non-Canadian passport, you will no longer be able to do so. You will need a valid Canadian passport to board your flight. Find out how to apply for or renew a passport at Canada.ca/passport.
 

Canadian permanent residents

Canadian permanent residents must present a valid Canadian Permanent Resident Card (PRC) or Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD), as well as a valid passport, to board a flight to Canada. Learn more about travelling as a Canadian permanent resident at Canada.ca/PR-card.
 
 

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