WhyYZ: What do I need to know going through security?

Haven't been to the airport in a while? Wondering how things have changed?

Our latest #WhyYZ series helps to answer these questions and more, providing helpful tips and an insider’s look at how our #HealthyAirport has changed to keep passengers and airport workers safe and healthy.

We recently spoke with Ronald with the Canadian Air Transport Security Agency (CATSA) who provides tips to help speed up your security screening experience and what health and safety measures you can expect.

What do I need to put in the bins?

To help keep the security line running smoothly and efficiently, please place all coins, keys and small metal items in your carry-on. If your cell phone isn't being used as your boarding pass, please put it in your carry-on bag. Containers of liquids, aerosols and gels must be 100 ml/100 g (3.4 oz) or less. All containers must fit in one clear, closed and resealable plastic bag no more than 1 litre in capacity. The bag must be transparent so screening officers can easily see the contents. Laptop computers should be placed in a bin with nothing on top. Remove outerwear, including bulky jackets, sweaters and winter coats and place them in the bin. Please pack your bins neatly. This helps the screening officer see the X-ray image more clearly. Visit the CATSA website to learn more about what items are permitted. Thanks for your cooperation and have a safe journey!

What health and safety measures are in place at security?

All passengers must wear a face mask before entering the screening checkpoint. If you exhibit known COVID-19 symptoms such as a cough or difficulty breathing, you will be required to leave the checkpoint. Starting at the entrance to the checkpoint and throughout the screening process, we ask that you continue to maintain a safe distance from other passengers, whenever possible. Increased bin-cleaning frequency and the use of anti-viral cleaning products for bins and other surfaces around the checkpoint are additional measures that are in place. Learn more about what we’re doing to help keep everyone safe.


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