Travelling by plane with over-the-counter and prescription medication abroad isn’t just as simple as packing up your toiletries. So how can you best pack up medicine such as prescription vitamin B12 injections, allergy medicine, or other prescription medicine for serious or chronic health conditions?
In this article, you’ll learn how to travel with medication properly to avoid problems at airport security.
Air Travel with Medication
Need to travel with medication but have to board a plane? Find out in advance what the rules are to travel with OTC medication, vitamins, or prescription drugs to get through security checkpoints and board the aircraft without issue.
All medications must be kept in their original containers and packaging with clear labelling.
- Your full name, GP’s name, brand (or generic) name, and exact dosage must be clearly specified on the label.
- Bring copies of all written prescriptions.
- If carrying needles to inject the medicine, the needles must be in sealed packaging.
- You can pack medication in both carry-on and checked baggage.
- If your medication is in liquid form, you should notify security check before going through the security screening.
Visit Your Local Hodgson Pharmacy Travel Clinic for Advice About Travelling with Prescription Medication
If you’re currently being treated by a doctor for vitamin B12 deficiency with B12 injections that you need to take daily or weekly, you will be travelling with needles and a prescription medication. As per the guidelines discussed above, it should be no problem to bring these with you and pack them either in your carry-on or checked luggage if you follow the instructions above.
Nevertheless, you may feel unsure about bringing needles and medicine with you. If that is the case, then visit your local travel clinic.
A Travel Clinic, including Hodgson Pharmacy in South London, typically provides travel vaccinations but they also can offer travel advice for travelling abroad. They will be able to answer all your questions about travelling with medication.