New security measures for departures from Europe
July 10, 2014
Transport Canada has implemented strengthened security measures with regard to passengers, carry-on baggage and electronic devices. Air Canada is complying with these new security requirements.
Effective immediately, screening officers may ask that travellers present electronics for screening and request that some devices, including cell phones, be powered up. Powerless or broken devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft. For this reason, please ensure that the electronic devices you bring with you are fully powered before you arrive at the airport.
Travellers and their carry-on baggage may also undergo additional screening.
Because these new measures may cause delays during security screening, we invite customers travelling on Air Canada and Air Canada rouge to arrive well in advance of departure, to allow for check-in, baggage drop-off, security screening and boarding. Customers are also requested to arrive at the gate area well in advance since some screening may be performed at that area.
We appreciate your patience and understanding in helping us to comply with the additional regulations, and in ensuring the safety of all travellers.