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  1. Gel packs
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes (<100ml)
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes
    100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Gel and ice packs are subject to the liquid restrictions. They are exempt from the restrictions on liquids when required to treat an injury or when used to refrigerate baby food, milk, breast milk, formula, water and juice for infants under 2 years of age (0-24 months), medically necessary items and medication.
  2. Gel-filled bras and similar prosthetics
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes
  3. Hydrogen peroxide
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    3% hydrogen peroxide found in drugstores and used to clean cuts is considered essential non-prescription medication.

    Carry on: You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. However, we recommend only bringing the amount you need during your flight and any connections. These liquids must be declared to the Screening Officer separately. See our information on liquids for more details.

    Checked: You can carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your checked baggage.

  4. Hypodermic needles
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes
    Must be for personal medical use, and the needle guard must be in place. The person must possess medication that is to be administered by means of the syringe or needle and biojectors. To facilitate screening, CATSA recommends that the medication be properly labelled (professionally printed label identifying the medication or a manufacturer’s name or pharmaceutical label).
  5. Ice packs
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes (<100ml)
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Gel and ice packs are subject to the liquid restrictions. They are exempt from the restrictions on liquids when required to treat an injury or when used to refrigerate baby food, milk, breast milk, formula, water and juice for infants under 2 years of age (0-24 months), medically necessary items and medication.

  6. Inhalers
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes (<100ml)
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes
    Inhalers under the 100ml do not need to meet any requirements for medication but need to be packed in the 1L bag for containers of liquids, aerosols and gels. Inhalers that are over the 100ml volumetric limit must meet the prescribed medication requirements. Documentation to support your medical needs or condition is not required; however, if you feel that it would help ease your screening, it should be presented to the screening officer along with your medically necessary items.
  7. Jet injectors/Epipens
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes
    Must be for personal medical use, and the needle guard must be in place. Documentation to support your medical needs or condition is not required; however, if you feel that it would help ease your screening, it should be presented to the screening officer along with your medically necessary items.
  8. Liquid and gel-based prescription medication
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    Liquid and gel-based prescription medications are exempted from the liquid restrictions and can be carried in carry-on baggage in volumes larger than 100 ml (3.4 oz.). These liquids and gels must be declared to the screening officer separately. Inhalers and diabetic supplies are permitted.

    To facilitate screening, CATSA recommends that the medication be properly labelled (professionally printed label identifying the medication or a manufacturer’s name or pharmaceutical label).  See https://www.catsa.gc.ca/medication-and-medical-items for more information.

    Documentation to support your medical needs or condition is not required; however, if you feel that it would help ease your screening, it should be presented to the screening officer along with your medically necessary items.

  9. Liquid or gel-based homeopathic products
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. These liquids and gels must be declared to the screening officer separately.

    To facilitate screening, CATSA recommends that the medication be properly labelled (professionally printed label identifying the medication or a manufacturer’s name or pharmaceutical label). See https://www.catsa.gc.ca/medication-and-medical-items for more information.

    Documentation to support your medical needs or condition is not required; however, if you feel that it would help ease your screening, it should be presented to the screening officer along with your medically necessary items.

  10. Liquid or gel-based nutritional products/supplements
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. These liquids and gels must be declared to the screening officer separately.

    To facilitate screening, CATSA recommends that the medication be properly labelled (professionally printed label identifying the medication or a manufacturer’s name or pharmaceutical label).  See https://www.catsa.gc.ca/medication-and-medical-items for more information.

    Documentation to support your medical needs or condition is not required; however, if you feel that it would help ease your screening, it should be presented to the screening officer along with your medically necessary items.

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