Air Canada Check-In

Air Canada Check In

Flying out of Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to the U.S. or another international destination?

If you have a flight to the U.S. or another international destination that departs before 9 am, please arrive at the airport at least 3 hours prior to your departure time to allow for longer than normal security and customs processing times.

Before arriving at the airport:

Ensure you have submitted any pre-departure forms and complete a COVID-19 PCR test, if required. You are responsible for ensuring you meet the entry requirements of your destination.

Check-in and baggage drop-off:

To reduce congestion at security and customs, the deadline to check in and drop off checked baggage is 90 minutes before departure for any flight from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to a U.S. or international destination.

If you are checking a bag or have special baggage needs (e.g., pets), please make sure to leave yourself extra time to drop off your baggage and line up for security and customs ahead of this deadline to avoid missing your flight. We are unable to process bags after the cut-off time.

Only have carry-on baggage? Or are you a Priority or Nexus customer? You must still be checked in and in line for security and customs prior to the 90-minute cut-off time, otherwise you will likely miss your flight. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any exceptions.

Security and customs:

Specifically for flights to the U.S. departing before 9 am from Toronto Pearson, and to optimize the flow of customers, we’ve introduced a new queue system for security and customs. After you check in, look for the signage to determine which queue you should enter for your flight.

We apologize in advance for any additional wait times as we work to make your experience at Toronto Pearson as seamless as possible.