Transport Canada Adds To Prohibited Items List

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Transport Canada has announced that it will prohibit certain powders and granular material with a volume of 350 ml (the size of a soda can) or more at all screening checkpoints in Canada.

Effective 27NOV, new prohibited material includes bath salts, sea salt, baby powder, foot powder, cooking powder and sand. Items such as baby formula, protein powder, tea and coffee will still be permitted in any quantity.

The organization says adjustments to screening procedures are necessary from time to time to reflect changes in the security environment and to harmonize with international standards and partner countries.

The Prohibited Items List applies to passengers on all domestic and international flights. 

Consistent with international practice, Transport Canada is also amending the list so that very small knife blades (6 cm or less—about the size of a large paper clip) will not be prohibited on domestic or international flights.

However, knife blades of any length will remain prohibited on flights to the United States through preclearance facilities. Razor blades and box cutters of any size will remain prohibited at all screening checkpoints.

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.




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