Information for travellers
Food entering Canada must conform to Canadian Food Inspection Agency regulations.
Food leaving Canada must conform to the regulations of the country of destination. Consult your travel agent or country consulate for information.
If properly packed and in compliance with customs regulations, it will be accepted as carry on or checked baggage depending on the size.
Food products (for personal consumption or donation) imported into Cuba in passenger baggage are subject to a tax of 10 Cuban pesos per kilogram, payable on arrival.
It is not permissible to bring most meat and dairy products into the European Union
Due to the risk of travellers importing disease into the European Union, all personal consignments of meat, meat products, milk and milk products are prohibited to enter the EU. Click here for Details regarding the legislation and what products are included and exempted.
Additional restrictions on food entering the UK
In addition to European Union regulations regarding meat and dairy, in the United Kingdom restrictions also apply to many other food items, including fish, shellfish, eggs, honey and certain plants and vegetables. For details on the regulations, and to avoid delays and fines when entering the UK visit the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Transportation of olive oil on board Air Transat is limited to prevent leakage that could damage or hazard the aircraft.
- Olive oil bottle can be carried in checked baggage only.
- The bottle must be packed according to the packing procedures outlined below.
- 5% of the bottle must remain free to prevent leakage when pressurized.
- Limited release must be signed at check-in and excess fees will apply if the free weight allowance is exceeded.
*See How to pack food properly below
Home-made alcoholic beverages
Alcoholic beverages of more than 24% alcohol by volume are classified as dangerous goods. The inherent danger is that they are flammable liquids, which, in case of leakage of the container, may result in a fire and/or explosion. To transport by air such dangerous goods, proper packaging is required; please contact our Cargo department for details.
How to pack food properly
All food must be packed as follows:
- Put in a 1st plastic bag, solid, leak-proof and tightly closed with "zipper-bag" or tied up.
- Put in a 2nd plastic bag, solid, leak-proof and tightly closed with "zipper-bag" or tied up.
- Can be put in a solid box with or without protective layer inside (i.e. bubble, foam), taped and identified with a nametag.
Air Transat cannot guarantee the admissibility at customs of any food imported or exported on its aircraft. Air Transat will not be responsible for any damage or leaks to food and/or container during the handling process.