Before leaving

General tips


    Speed up your process

    Transborder flights

    • Use the free Mobile Passport Control app to submit your passport information and customs declaration and enjoy a priority line once at the airport.

    Domestic and International Flights

    • The free YUL EXPRESS service allows you to set a specific time to access the security checkpoint A, up to 72 hours before your flight departure time, and enjoy a priority line.


    Book your services in advance

      • Pre-book your parking spot. When you arrive at the selected parking location, scan the QR code from a printed or electronic copy of your parking confirmation email. The system will recognize your reservation and will confirm access. Upon your return, follow the same steps to leave the parking.
          • Order your products from the duty free store with the Click and Collect service.
            • Reserve your Foreign Currency.
              • Reserve your spot at the VIP National Bank Lounge (only available to international travellers).
                • Relax at the Desjardins Odyssey Lounge before catching your flight (only available to international travellers with a Desjardins card).


                  Travel better prepared

                    • Download the mobile app of the airline you are travelling with to learn more about their baggage policy and to follow notifications about your flight.
                        • Complete your check-in on your phone, at one of our touchless kiosks, or online. Most airlines operating at YUL offer the possibility to check-in online up to 24 hours in advance through their mobile app or website.
                          • Make sure you have all your travel documents on hand: plane tickets, valid passport, visa, etc.


                          Check your luggage before your flight

                            • Visit the CATSA website for details on what is permitted in your luggage. Keeping security standards in mind when preparing your checked or carry-on luggage facilitates your passage through security check points!
                                • Carry-on luggage allows you to have quick access to all your personal belongings. It must be light and easy to carry! Be sure to keep your medications, wallet, passport, electronics, and any other valuables in it.


                                Arrive 3 hours early, regardless of your destination

                                  • Arrive at least 3 hours prior to your flight departure, whether you are traveling internationally, to the United States or domestically, and make sure to plan your transit to the airport accordingly. Follow the link to the access page to determine the best option according to your needs.
                                      • Consult Québec 511, to adequately plan your travels to and from the airport.
                                        • It is possible to get real-time flight status updates and alerts by text message (SMS) for flight schedule changes of over 10 minutes. To subscribe from your cellphone, simply text your flight number to 23636. Standard text messaging rates apply.


                                        COVID-19 related tips

                                        • Consult the Travel Advice and Advisories page of your destination to know its entry and exit requirements.
                                            • If you need to complete a COVID-19 molecular or antigenic test, one can be done at YUL. It is preferable to book the test.
                                              • Make sure you have a copy of your COVID-19 test results, when necessary.