Understanding Delays at Airport Check-in

Delays at airport check-in may occur for a variety of reasons. They may occur for passengers who have the same name (or similar name) as a person listed under the Passenger Protect Program. Individuals may also experience delays or other inconveniences at the airport for a variety of other reasons which are unrelated to the Passenger Protect Program.

For example, other countries and airlines maintain various security-related lists with different criteria and thresholds. These lists could result in delays for individuals traveling to, from, or even within Canada.

Every effort is made at the time of screening to ensure that disruptions and delays are minimal. However, in order to alleviate such inconveniences, passengers may wish to:



Counter-terrorism News Releases

  • Statement from Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on the attack in London
    March 22, 2017
  • Report on terrorist threat to Canada released
    August 25, 2016
  • Statement from Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on the terrorist attack in Paris
    November 14, 2015
  • More Counter-terrorism News Releases

    Counter-terrorism - Publications and Reports

  • 2016 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada
  • 2014 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada
  • 2013 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada
  • Building Resilience Against Terrorism: Canada's Counter-terrorism Strategy
  • More Counter-terrorism Publications and Reports

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