Canada to accept LAGs purchases from EU passengers from April

CANADA. In a big industry breakthrough, passengers travelling from EU airports with liquids, aerosols or gels (LAGs) will be able to transfer with their purchases at Canada’s major international airports from April.

The move follows last week’s news that passengers buying duty free LAGs in the US and Canada can keep their purchases when transferring onto flights at EU airports, effective from last Friday.

At the end of April passengers from Europe will be able to transfer through Toronto Pearson International Airport, and in May passengers from Europe will be able to transfer through Montréal’s Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport with their duty free LAGs purchases when they are travelling to domestic locations in Canada or other (non-US) international airports.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority said it would be able to offer this service for travellers connecting through other Canadian airports as new security equipment is introduced.

Canada’s Transport Minister John Baird has welcomed the move to allow passengers to buy in Canada and then transfer within the EU with their LAGs purchases.

“Passengers will now have assurance that what they buy at Canadian duty-free stores can continue on through any connection point in the European Union,” said Baird. “Also, starting this spring there will be two airports in Canada equipped to offer the same service for passengers flying in from the EU.”


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