Travel Alerts and Advisories

Check this page for weather advisories, travel alerts and airport updates that may affect your flight or booking with us. We will do our best to keep you informed of latest developments and the choices that are available to you.

Today’s operations

There are no travel advisories currently in effect.

Airport updates

10 Minute Boarding Cut-Off

Last updated: March 13, 2017

Boarding closes 10 minutes prior to departure so we can all depart on time.

Downtown Toronto shuttle bus pick up/drop off relocation

Last updated: November 23, 2016

Effective November 24, 2016 the shuttle bus pick-up/drop-off location has been moved to the west entrance of The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, at the north-east corner of Front and York Street, just across from Union Station.

We are now cash free

Last updated: February 16, 2016

Porter continues to introduce technology improvements in support of a faster and more efficient travel experience. As part of these efforts, Porter only accepts debit or credit payments at check-in and the gate.

Travel alerts

Enhanced security measures to the U.S

Last updated: July 19, 2017

Beginning July 19, for all flights to the U.S., the U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires  all personal electronic devices larger than a smartphone, such as laptops, tablets and consoles, be removed from protective carrying cases, covers and/ or packaging and have the ability to be powered on during the security screening process. Devices that do not meet these requirements will not be permitted past the security check-point or in checked luggage.

 

Connecting passengers may be subject to re-screening. Porter Airlines encourages passengers to arrive at the airport early, to allow for additional screening time and to arrive with devices charged to adhere to the enhanced screening process. 

 

For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

 

Travel to the United States

Last updated: June 29, 2017

Passengers travelling with a passport issued by Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen may currently enter the United States with a valid passport and visa. A U.S. permanent resident (green card holder) may travel with a valid passport from any country if both documents are presented.

Canadian dual citizens with citizenship of a designated country listed above may travel using their Canadian passport. Canadian permanent residents without a valid U.S. visa may apply for necessary travel documents at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Note that border and consular officials continue to have discretion when evaluating individual entrants and applicants.

Please contact your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate for the most current information and additional details.

Porter is temporarily waiving change and cancellation fees for passengers directly affected by this travel advisory. A full refund is available for cancelled itineraries.

 

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirement for foreign nationals

Last updated: November 10, 2016

New entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). 
Find out if you need an eTA, how to apply and what other documents you will need to come to Canada.

Dual Canadian citizens need a valid Canadian passport

Last updated: October 10, 2016

If you are a dual Canadian citizen used to travelling to or transiting through Canada by air with a non-Canadian passport, you will no longer be able to do so as of November 10, 2016. You will need a valid Canadian passport to board your flight. More info.

Notice regarding Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Last updated: September 9, 2016

Following the official recall, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phone is not permitted in checked baggage or on-board the aircraft. Please visit the Samsung website for more information about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall.