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Travelling with Medications: A Guide

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Can I travel with my medication?

This is one of the most common questions international travellers have, or should have. As more of us jet around the world carrying over-the-counter and prescription medication, many travellers are still unaware of, or confused about, restrictions countries place on the import of medication for personal use.

Finding a country’s medication laws and regulations is no easy task. Countries independently regulate the import of medicines and many do not have publicly available or clear guidelines. Travellers can also run into issues at their destination if they need to replace or refill an existing prescription or find a new medication.

This guide addresses common questions and concerns about travelling with medication. Inside you’ll find helpful tips and advice on how to:

It also features a checklist of essential steps to keep you organized, as well as quick tips and helpful illustrations.

Have a quick peek!

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