CATSA announces Enhanced Security Screening

As of July 19, 2017, Enhanced Screening measures are in effect at select airports, with other airports to be included in the near future. Passengers will continue to be randomly selected for additional screening, which will now include screening of their electronic devices. If selected, you will be asked to remove any covers or protective cases from your electronic devices before inspection, and may be asked to show that they can be powered up. Before travel, you should:

  • Make sure your cases can be easily removed, or are removed in advance, and
  • Ensure that any devices you are travelling with are charged and can power up.

Note: Electronic devices that cannot be taken out of their cases or powered on when requested during enhances screening will not be permitted beyond the screening checkpoint.

These enhanced measures are in effect for all passengers.

Full details are available on the CATSA website: catsa.gc.ca/breezethrough