Canada Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Canada activity »
  1. 1 Banff in early June
  2. 2 Quebec City in mid-November
  3. 3 5 day road trip from Vancouver to Calgary
  4. 4 Toronto Union Station area for a few evening hours
  5. 5 Lake Louise to Seattle Washington
  6. 6 Places to stay in Kelowna, British Columbia
  7. 7 Eastern Canada in December
  8. 8 Preferred Route for Driving the Rockies in November
  9. 9 Roadtrip ON-NL
  10. 10 Calgary
  11. 11 Tofino
  12. 12 Vegetarian Restaurant Recommendations Quebec City
  13. 13 Gypsy Guide to Driving the Icefield Parkway
  14. 14 Would you stay in Quesnel?
  15. 15 Vancouver/Pacific Northwest Trip - Mother/Daughter
  16. 16 Toronto or Quebec City?
  17. 17 Banff in October
  18. 18 Halifax Nova Scotia to Peggy's Cove
  19. 19 Trip Report Quebec City in autumn
  20. 20 Feedback on itinerary - Mid October Banff/Lake Louise/jasper
  21. 21 Quebec City
  22. 22 Family ski holiday
  23. 23 First Time Trip To Canada!!
  24. 24 Vancouver and Victoria recommendations
  25. 25 Please help with BC itinerary
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Toronto airport

Jump to last reply

Passing through big airports is stressful anywhere and Pearson in Toronto is known for its long walks to make connections. As a small aid, the Canadian government is automating the immigration and customs procedures. Recently, connecting from a trans-Atlantic flight to a regional feeder, I used the new machines. The customs declaration form filled out on the arriving plane goes into one slot. The passport is pressed against a reader. Done. No human contact except the person hovering to help those of us intimidated by automation. Presumably customs and immigration personnel intervene for something out of the ordinary but it sure speeds up the lines. I understand, without personal experience, that efforts are being made to streamline US pre-clearance for flights to the US so luggage can be checked straight through, but I don't know if that has been implemented.

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.