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Transport Canada Amends Prohibted Items List for Air Passengers

Nov 24, 2017

News provided by Transport Canada

Effective today, November 27, 2017, Transport Canada will prohibit certain powders and granular material with a volume of 350 ml (the size of a soda can) or more in all carry-on baggage in Canada.  These items will be still be allowed in checked baggage.  Prohibited material includes items such as bath salts, sea salt, baby powder, cooking powder and sand.  Items such as baby formula, protein powder, tea and coffee will still be permitted in any quantity. 

Consistent with international practice, Transport Canada will also amend 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. To respect Transport Canada's screening agreement with the United States, 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.

Click here to view entire Transport Canada News Release.

Transport Canada Contacts:

Delphine Denis
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa

Media Relations
Transport Canada. Ottawa

Media Contact for Victoria International Airport:

James Bogusz, Vice-President Operations and Development

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