Required Identification Documents


All Chartright customers are required to provide identification when travelling, even when travelling domestically within Canada. Your identification must match your itinerary and for name, spelling, gender and birth date.

According to the Secure Air Travel Regulations from the Government of Canada, travelers will be required to present one valid photo identification by a Canadian government authority, or two pieces of valid identification issued by a Canadian government authority, containing full name and date of birth and cannot be expired. There is NO LONGER a requirement to show a gender indicator.

Fishing, hunting and boating licenses are NO LONGER accepted as identification for domestic flights

Any traveller who does NOT have a Canadian government authority issued identification can present one of the following pieces of photo identification issued by a government authority that shows the passenger’s surname, first name and any middle names and their date of birth and that is valid:

i. a passport issued by the country of which the passenger is a citizen or a national,
ii. a NEXUS card,
iii. a permanent resident card issued by the United States,
iv. an enhanced driver’s license issued in the United States,
v. any document referred to in subsection 50(1) or 52(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection

Restricted Area identification cards are still acceptable

Children travelling with only one adult should consult the Government of Canada Travel Guidelines for additional documentation that may be requested by Chartright or Airport security.
Chartright will work to ensure your information is kept private, but we will have to provide this information to the appropriate Government and Airport Authorities per regulations that are in place to ensure customer safety and security.

For more information on travel safety and security, and Government of Canada requirements and restrictions, please consult these websites: Transport Canada at or Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) at or phone CATSA at 1-888-294-2202.

Restricted and Prohibited Items

As an air passenger, you’re banned from bringing some items in both your luggage and carry-on baggage because of safety risks. Transport Canada’s prohibited items list describes:

  • items that are banned from all flights taking off from or arriving in Canada

Passengers are not allowed to bring these items on any flight:

  1. Guns, firearms and other devices designed to cause serious injury by launching harmful objects or items that could be mistaken for such a device, including:
    • Restricted firearms of all types, including pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns. Unrestricted firearms may be carried on company aircraft in accordance with the regulations.
    • Toy, replica and imitation weapons that could be mistaken for real weapons
    • Parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sights)
    • Compressed air and CO2guns, including pistols pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns
    • Signal flare pistols and starter pistols
    • Bows, cross bows and arrows
    • Harpoon guns and spear guns
    • Slingshots and catapults
  2. Devices designed to stun or immobilise, including:
    • Devices for shocking, such as stun guns (e.g. tasers) and stun batons
    • Animal stunners
    • Chemicals, gases and sprays such as mace, pepper spray or capsicum spray, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays
  3. Objects with sharp points or sharp edges that could be used to cause serious injury, including:
    • Items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers
    • Ice axes and ice picks
    • Razor type blades such as box cutters, utility knives, and safety razor blades
    • Knives with blades of more than 6 cm
    • Scissors with blades longer than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum
    • Martial arts equipment with sharp points or sharp edges
    • Swords, sabres
  4. Work tools that could be used to either cause serious injury or threaten the safety of aircraft, including:
    • Saws, including cordless portable power saws
    • Blowtorches, gas torches
    • Bolt guns and nail guns
  5. Blunt objects that could be used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:
    • Brass knuckles
    • Clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks
    • Martial arts weapons
  6. Explosive or incendiary substances or devices that could be used to cause serious injury or threaten the safety of the aircraft, including:
    • Ammunition, propellant powder, gunpowder
    • Blasting caps
    • Detonators and fuses
    • Replica or imitation explosive devices
    • Mines, grenades and other military supplies
    • Flares or fireworks
    • Canisters or cartridges that create smoke
  7. Liquids, aerosols and gels
    • liquids, aerosols or gels – other than formula, milk, breast milk, juice or food for infants – in containers that exceed 100 ml or 100 g in capacity and that do not all fit in a single clear plastic resealable bag that is sealed and does not exceed 1 L in capacity
  8. Dangerous goods
    • Dangerous goods as defined in section 2 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992that are not being transported as set out in Part 12 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
    • Caustic materials (including acids)
    • Carbon dioxide cartridges and other compressed gases
  9. Inorganic powder and granular material
    • Inorganic powder and granular material with a volume of 350 ml or more such as baby powder, foot powder, cooking powder, bath salt, sea salt and sand

Unrestricted Firearms


Unrestricted firearms may be carried on Chartright aircraft if packed in a hard-sided, locked, bag. Firearms must be unloaded and any ammunition must be carried in a separate bag/container. Each passenger is limited to no more than 5KG of ammunition. Foreign citizens bringing firearms into Canada must fill out RCMP form 5589: Non-Resident Firearm Declaration, and present this form to the Canada Customs Officer upon arrival. The link below provides additional information and a link to RCMP Form 5589.

For more information, please visit:

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