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  1. Ostomy supplies
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes
  2. Personal oxygen concentrators (POCs)
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    In order to have a POC screened, passengers may choose to either: 1) bring a clear plastic bag to place the respiratory device into for screening or 2) leave the attachments (tubes and mask) inside the case and place the main electronic unit only in a bin. 

    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.

  3. Powder and granular material
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes (<350ml)
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    Certain powders and granular materials in your carry-on are limited to a total quantity of 350 ml or less (roughly the size of a soda can). There are no exemptions for baby items or medical reasons.

  4. Powder-based supplements
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes (<350ml)
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    Certain powders and granular materials (e.g. mineral-based supplements that are primarily calcium, magnesium or iron) in your carry-on are limited to a total quantity of 350 ml or less (roughly the size of a soda can). There are no exemptions for medical reasons.

  5. Rubbing alcohol
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

    Rubbing 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.

  6. Saline solution
    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 must be declared to the Screening Officer separately. See our information on liquids for more details.
  7. Small gas cylinder for operation of mechanical limb
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes
  8. Small gas oxygen or air cylinder for medical use
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Check with carrier

    May be permitted in checked bags if approved by air carrier. 

  9. Syringes
    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).
  10. Tens machines
    Carry On Baggage:
    Yes
    Checked Baggage:
    Yes

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