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At Toronto Pearson airport do people have to take their shoes off to get through security for international or domestic flights? Is security more careful when travelling to particular countries?

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    What made you think there is this new take shoes off security measure? – Huangism Jan 26 '15 at 20:24
  • @Huangism: Never been through YYZ security but I was curious whether they have upgraded to the shoe scanning mats like some US airports. And, I dress differently if I might have to take my shoes off. I'm one of those people that is not okay walking around in my socks or feet on a filthy airport floor. :-) – verve Jan 29 '15 at 0:04
  • As far as I know at Pearson you don't need to take off your shoes unless they detected something and requires you to take off your shoes. I been through there numerous times and never once did I have to take my shoes off. It's more of a US thing – Huangism Jan 29 '15 at 13:33
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Possibly. It's not every passenger that has to, but you may, if:

  1. They ask you to do so, or
  2. Your shoes contain metal (eg steel toed/capped shoes)

Source: Toronto Airport Security Requirements

  • Oh, I thought everyone has to go through...so YYZ hasn't mentioned updating to that mat that scams shoes? – verve Jan 23 '15 at 16:20
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    Boots and high shoes in general often have to be taken off. – JoErNanO Jan 23 '15 at 22:58
  • @verve everyone has to go through security, but they won't make you take all footwear off. – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Jan 24 '15 at 0:49
  • @Mark Mayo: Yes, I know that everyone has to :-)... by chance do flip-flips have to be taken off ever? – verve Jan 26 '15 at 16:58
  • @verve never seen it happen, if they don't have metal, probably not? – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Jan 27 '15 at 1:02
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Last couple of times I didn't have to, but some others (including a woman they were paying special attention to) did. It may depend on destination- these were not US destinations (Mexico and Canada), so relatively low risk compared to the US or UK.

  • So, if you're going to the US it's more strict? Didn't follow you completely... – verve Jan 26 '15 at 16:59
  • Quite possibly, I just don't have any such flights in the last few months to compare. – Spehro Pefhany Jan 26 '15 at 17:38

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