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  1. Liquid sanitizers
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes (<100ml)
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on.

  2. Lotion
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes (<100ml)
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on.

  3. Medical defibrillators (external)
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes
  4. Medical Gels and Creams
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes
    Liquids, aerosols, and gels that are prescription medication or essential non-prescription medication are permitted.
  5. Medical kits
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes
    Must be carried by health care professionals. The medical kit can not include sharp or cutting instruments. Small scissors with blades measuring 6 cm (2.4 in.) or less, measured from the joint – or fulcrum – to the tip, are permitted. The name and medical licence of the health care professional or his or her name and company identification must be provided.
  6. Medical marijuana
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    If you are travelling with medical marijuana, be prepared to show medical documentation. Your documentation and the amount of medical marijuana you carry must be in accordance with the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.

    For more information, see Health Canada’s Guide to Understanding the Regulations.

    Please Note: Flying outside of Canada with medical marijuana is illegal. For more information, visit https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/drugs.

  7. Medicine containing alcohol
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    Medicine containing alcohol is considered essential non-prescription medication. Passengers may transport alcohol in their baggage if the percentage of alcohol by volume is 70 per cent (140 proof) or less.

    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.

  8. Mercury barometers or thermometers carried by a representative from a government weather bureau or similar official agency
    Carry On Baggage:
    No
    Checked Baggage:
    Check with carrier

    Permitted only when carried by a representative from an official agency.

  9. Nitroglycerin medication
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes
    Liquid 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 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).
  10. Non-prescription liquid and gel-based medication
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    Essential non-prescription liquid or gel-based medications include items such as contact-lens/eye solution, cough syrup/spray, gel capsules or liquid-filled capsules (e.g. ibuprofen). You are allowed to carry these items in 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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