Canada eases carry-on restrictions


Canada has relaxed its carry-on luggage restrictions on flights to the United States. Passengers now are permitted to bring one carry-on bag that can include reading material, personal electronics, medications, etc., with a size limit of 22-by-16-by-9 inches. Travelers also may carry a purse or small laptop-only bag in addition to the carry-on bag.

Canada had forbidden carry-on luggage on flights to the U.S. after the attempted Dec. 25 bombing of an Amsterdam-Detroit flight. For details on the new carry-on policy, see the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority ( and check with your airline.