I have an Air Canada ticket from BWI to Heathrow via Toronto Pearson. Do I need to recheck my bags and must I go through Customs in Toronto? If so, will 1.5 hour suffice?

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No need to grab & recheck the bags, but you have to fill out your Canadian customs declaration card and go through immigration/customs. 1.5 hours should be fine unless there is a total mess at immigration.

Minimum connection time for this would be 60 minutes. See https://www.aircanada.com/us/en/aco/home/plan/check-in-information/minimum-connection-times.html


You should probably read through this web page. It has all the information you need. To specifically answer your questions:

  1. No, you will not need to recheck your bag
  2. Yes, you need to go through Canadian CBP, but (assuming you have a US passport), that will be no problem
  3. I've never been to Toronto Pearson Airport but that seems tight to me.
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    Minimum connection time for US->International at YYZ 60 minutes. So unless there is an unusual crowd at immigration/customs, that's fine
    – Hilmar
    Oct 2, 2018 at 16:20
  • Or Canadian passport, of course. Many US residents are Canadian citizens. Oct 2, 2018 at 20:41

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