Ostomy supplies are permitted in carry-on and checked baggage.
Medical supplies, equipment, and mobility aids can be brought in addition to the two carry-on bag limits.
You are not required to bring documentation to support your medical needs or condition, but it can facilitate screening.
Prescription medications and essential non-prescription medications are exempted from the 100 ml or 100 g (3.4 oz) limit and do not have to be placed in a plastic bag. These items should be labeled appropriately with the manufacturer's name or pharmaceutical label identifying the medication.
Ostomy paste tubes must comply with the liquids, aerosols, and gels regulations (100 ml or less) and be placed in a clear 1 L plastic bag.
Pack scissors with blades more than 6cm from the joint to the tip in your checked baggage.
We recommend cutting your flanges in advance of your trip (if you need them on board the plane).
A change of clothing is advisable if you leak, especially on a long flight.
At Pre-Board Screening
Arrive well in advance of your flight.
You are encouraged to advise the screening officer of your medical condition before the screening process begins.
A physical search may be required if you alarm at the walk-through metal detector or if you are randomly selected. You can ask to be screened in a private search room.
A private search will be conducted with at least one same-gender screening officer present.
Screening officers in Canada are trained to be courteous, sensitive, and respectful of your situation.
For more information, please visit the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) website at: catsa-acsta.gc.ca or call 1-888-294-2202
3 x times your usual product change (i.e. If changing twice a week and going away for one week, take six sets)
Convex flange / pouching system if you wear a flat pouching system
If you cut your flanges, precut some for the plane to allow you to check your scissors