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Travelling with medication
I would like to know how do you proceed when travelling with some medications.
Do you always have a prescription for the medication you take with you?
Have your medication been checked at the airport?
When you visit a new country do you always check the country’s custom website to know what kind of medication are forbidden?
For example I know that in Dubai you can be jailed if you bring some medications containing codeine (some very “basic” in the US or Europe contains it).
Neither of us take any medications, so can’t speak to it directly.
When we’ve traveled with our moms though (including to Dubai), we’ve had them check the lists, and bring a letter from their doctor’s office listing all their prescriptions. The letter is smart even for countries that don’t have drug restrictions, just in case something gets lost, or if there’s an emergency and healthcare providers need to know what other medications are involved.
That said, I’ve never been checked, but it’s not really something you can get afford to get wrong in the countries that take it seriously.
I travel with antibiotics occasionally and have never been asked or challenged in any country. The biggest issue is knowing exactly what your Rx drugs are in the event you need treatment or they get lost. Always keep Rx medications in their labeled containers. I have never heard of anyone traveling with legal Rx drugs getting detained anywhere but it would be best to check each country’s list to be safe.
I also travel with prescription medication. I’ve never been checked for it but Tiffany’s recommendations are great. Also, remember to keep them in your carry on!
Ive traveled with Medications a few times. Ive never once been questioned or anything about them. Like David said always keep them in your carry on and not your checked luggage. A lot easier for Meds to disappear in checked luggage.