Duty Free Information
World Duty Free offers great everyday savings on a wide range of products including duty free exclusive products not available in local stores. Plus when you shop duty free, you enjoy the added benefit of paying no Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) – which is a 12% savings! In addition, duty free shops offer deals on items that usually carry duties and taxes. For example, travellers may save up to 50% on liquor and other popular items including perfume, watches, jewelry, accessories, candy, travel-related items and gifts.
For more information about locations, operating hours and contacts, follow the link below or visit www.worlddutyfree.ca.
Please check our airport duty free shops in the International and U.S. terminals by clicking on the tabs above.
Duty Free Allowances
Visitors to Canada from countries not listed here should check to confirm their duty free allowances. View the duty free allowances for residence and non-residence below.
| ||Tobacco ||Liquor ||Gifts |
|Please note that allowances may be subject to change |
|Non-residence entering Canada ||200 cigarettes and 50 cigars and 200g of loose tobacco ||1.14 litres of liquor or 1.5 litres of wine or 24 x 355 ml cans or bottles (maximum of 8.5 litres) of beer or ale ||$60 CAD |
|Residence returning to Canada after 24h absence ||No tobacco ||No Liquor ||$200 CAD |
|Residents returning to Canada after 48h absence ||200 cigarettes and 50 cigars and 200g of manufactured tobacco and 200 tobacco sticks ||1.14 litres of liquor or 1.5 litres of wine or 24 x 355 ml cans or bottles (maximum of 8.5 litres) of beer or ale ||$800 CAD |
Duty free purchases of liquids of any size from shops in Canada are permitted if you have a nonstop flight to an international destination.
Good News! Passengers with connecting flights in the European Union are allowed to travel with all purchased liquids. All liquids purchased from World Duty Free must be in sealed S.T.E.B bags and had been purchased within the last 36 hours to avoid confiscation.
If you have a connecting flight in the United States, Japan or another international destination, duty-free liquid purchases in containers larger than 88.71 ml (3.0 oz) will not be permitted through security checkpoints because they will not be in the an approved tamper-evident bag. If you have a connecting flight to the European Union you may purchase liquid, aerosols and gels over 100 ml (3.38 oz) when secured in a STEB (secure tamper evident bag).
Liquids, gels, and aerosols in carry-on bags are permitted as long as they are in containers with a capacity of 100 ml / 100 grams (3.4 oz) or less. These containers must be carried in a single clear, closed and re-sealable plastic bag up to 500 ml of product in carry-on bags. If you have a connecting flight in the United States, Europe, Japan or another international destination, duty-free liquid purchases in containers larger than 88.71 ml (3.0 oz) will not be permitted through security checkpoints because they will not be in the an approved tamper-evident bag.
We do our utmost to stay knowledgeable about regulations; however, the customer is ultimately obligated to research and to know the regulations of any airport they are traveling to.
For more information please visit: http://www.traveldocs.com/ca/customs.htm