Philadelphia, PA - What to add to the first aid kit when going abroad? This question arises every time we pack our luggage. Before the trip, it is worth thinking in advance and making a list of medications, taking into account chronic diseases.
Most of the medicines abroad are sold only by prescription, which can only be obtained after a paid consultation. The number of drugs that you can take with you is limited - no more than five packs of drugs of each name. Moreover, not all drugs can be transported through customs. Each country has lists of prohibited substances that may be included in the composition of drugs, for the transportation of which a license is required. The details are given below.
What Medicines Cannot Be Taken on a Trip Abroad?
You cannot take drugs containing psychotropic or narcotic substances that are sold according to strict prescriptions. To find out whether restrictions and prohibitions apply to your pills, you need to study the composition of the drug for the content of narcotics and psychotropic substances in it. Pay attention to the following premium Delta 8 edibles and medicines:
- strong pain relievers;
- sleeping pills;
- drugs for the depression treatment and other neuropsychiatric diseases;
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (including some types of Delta 8 edibles);
- medicines to control weight and reduce appetite.
In some foreign countries, it is forbidden to transport some heart medications that contain phenobarbital. If you are transporting drugs that contain prohibited substances, then you should fill out a customs declaration listing your drugs in order to avoid further problems. Do not forget to get a doctor’s note about the need for the medication.
How to Transport Prohibited Medications?
If you travel to the EU, you can carry up to 20 tablets of the drug with packaging, instructions, and a prescription stamped and signed by a doctor. Liquid substances can be transported in bottles of no more than 100 ml in luggage or carry-on baggage, after packing them in transparent sealed bags.
If you have been prescribed a course of treatment that cannot be interrupted, and the medicines that are prescribed contain prohibited substances, then you need to have the following documents with you:
- Copy of medical record;
- Prescribed prescription;
- A receipt from the pharmacy where you bought the medicines;
- A certificate from a doctor with a specified diagnosis, specified duration of treatment, and the required amount of drugs.
These docs must be certified by the seal of the medical institution and signed by the doctor.
What Medicines Can Be Transported Across the Border?
It is crucial when going on a trip to correctly pack your travel first aid kit. After all, anything can happen on the road, so, we recommend taking the following medicines:
- drugs against motion sickness in transport;
- pills for indigestion;
- waterproof adhesive plaster;
- contraceptives (condoms);
- pain relievers;
- if a person has any chronic diseases, for example, diabetes or allergies, then, of course, medications must be taken;
- sunscreen sprays.
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