Speed Through Customs
Travelling in the summer, the busiest time of year at Canada’s airports, can mean longer lines. Here are some tips to speed things up before you even leave for the airport recommended by the experts at the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.
Dress for screening success. Avoid wearing large metallic accessories, such as heavy jewelry, big belt buckles and shoes with metal pieces that will set off the metal detector.
Pack for security. Place small electronics in your carry-on and leave them there for screening. Only large items like laptops and game consoles need to be taken out and placed in bins. If you’re packing liquids, aerosols or gels in your carry-on, make sure they’re in quantities of 100 millilitres or less and are placed together in a clear, re-sealable one litre plastic bag. Medications, as well as liquids for children under two years of age (such as milk and juice), are exempt from this rule, but any other liquids exceeding the limit must be packed in checked baggage.
Arrive early. This is especially important during busy periods, like summer and the holidays. Giving yourself plenty of time to get through security will reduce stress and allow you time to enjoy the airport amenities.
Ask questions. You can check out CATSA’s website or mobile app for more tips to help you breeze through security. You can contact them on Facebook and Twitter to ask questions if you need clarification or more info.
SOURCE: News Canada