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February 10, 2020 -

In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV), an increasing number of countries are imposing quarantine or denying entry to visitors who have recently been to the People's Republic of China. If this is your case, it is your responsibility to check the entry restrictions of your destination country.

The situation is evolving rapidly and is beyond our control. We recommend that you regularly check the restrictions put in place by the border authorities of the country you are planning to visit. Please note, however, that Air Transat will not be held liable and will not assume any expense in the event that you are refused entry into your country of destination due to these restrictions.

Should you need to change your itinerary, please contact your travel agency or our 24/7 customer contact centre.

Restricted - Regulated items

Review these helpful baggage tips and regulations to expedite your airport security screening process!

Passengers are urged to leave all of their checked baggage unlocked, to avoid the need to forcibly open bags that require further physical inspection. Alternatively, cable/zip or TSA-approved locks may be used.

Smart suitcases with built-in electronics are used as charging or location tracking devices and are powered by lithium-ion batteries that are subject to some carriage limitations.

Smart bags with the battery installed must be transported as carry-on luggage.

For any smart bag transported as checked baggage, the passenger must remove the battery and carry it in the cabin.

  • The maximum quantity of liquids, gels and aerosols permitted in carry-on baggage is 100ml/100g (3.4 oz) per container when placed in one clear, closed and re-sealable plastic bag no larger than one litre (one quart); maximum 1 plastic bag per passenger.
  • Open, coloured or opaque plastic bags of any size containing liquids, gels or aerosols in containers of any size are not permitted through security screening.
    Exemptions: baby formula, baby food and milk for passengers travelling with infants (needed for in-flight use only) prescription and essential non-prescription medicines.
  • Once past the security screening checkpoint, passengers may carry on board any liquids, gels and aerosols that have been purchased from retail and duty-free stores in the sterile area.

To and from European Union (including the U.K.)

Passengers flying from Canada to the European Union (including the U.K), or passing through EU passenger screening points to connecting flights, may transport duty-free liquids, gels and aerosols purchased at a Canadian airport when placed in a secure, tamper-evident bag (STEB); otherwise these items must go into checked baggage at the transit airport.

Passengers arriving in Canada from the European Union and who are connecting to another Canadian destination may carry duty free liquids, aerosols and gels in a secure, tamper-evident bag (STEB).

Additional restrictions on arrival in Orlando, Florida – post cleared flights only

Additional restrictions apply to passengers travelling on post cleared flights (clearing Customs and Immigration formalities upon arrival) with destination of Orlando.

Arrival in Orlando

Due to the Orlando airport layout, arriving passengers go through Customs and Immigration and retrieve all of their checked baggage. After this point, passengers have two options:

  • Deposit their checked bags onto a transfer baggage belt (for transport to the baggage carousel in the main terminal)

- OR -

  • Take all of their checked baggage with them (please note, there are no baggage carts available until the main terminal)

All passengers proceed upstairs to a secure monorail for a short ride to the main terminal.

In the unlikely event the monorail is not operating, all passengers will be required to deposit their checked luggage on the transfer belt, as moving through the terminal involves passing a security screening checkpoint. All liquids, gels and aerosols exceeding the allowable quantities (including those purchased in-flight or from your airport of departure) must be placed in checked baggage before being deposited onto the transfer belt. Quantities exceeding the allowable limits will be confiscated at the checkpoint.

  • 1 lighter per passenger, packed in the allowable 1 plastic bag per passenger (due to liquid content). No lighters in checked baggage.
  • 1 book of matches per passenger, carried only on your person.
  • Electronic cigarettes: stowed unused in carry-on baggage at all times. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited.
  • Gun lighters, lighters shaped like grenades, lighter with unabsorbed liquid fuel, torch lighters are not permitted in carry-on and checked baggage.
  • Specific country restrictions may also apply.

Entering and exiting Canada with cannabis and derivatives

When you are travelling within Canada, it is your responsibility to learn the laws of the province or territory you are going to. If you use cannabis, follow the laws in that jurisdiction.

Possibility of diversions: In the case of a domestic flight, please be advised that unexpected operational requirements require a domestic flight to divert to a U.S. airport, where arriving in possession of cannabis is illegal.

If you are refused entry into a country because you were in possession of cannabis, you will be entirely responsible for the consequences, including the cost of your trip back home.

For further details, please visit the Canadian government website:

Cannabis and international travel
Cannabis in Canada

Travel Tips

Departing by plane? Remember to charge your electronic devices.

Security measures regarding electronic devices (tablets, laptops, cameras, etc.) are becoming more stringent. These may be subject to inspection, and non-functioning or uncharged devices may not be permitted on board. It is therefore highly recommended that passengers travel with charged electronic devices in order to accelerate the security screening process and avoid any inconvenience. Additionally, in order to facilitate the screening of these items, passengers should ensure that covers and protective cases can be easily removed.
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