Taking medicines with you when travelling – not as easy as it looks!

How difficult can it be you probably think. Believe us it is not as simple as just putting the medicines you need in your suitcase or luggage. Because there are always a few things to pay attention to. For example: How should you store the medication, what medication is allowed on the plane and can you sunbathe carefree? Fortunately, you will find the answers to all your questions in this blog article.

 Everything you need to do before departure

First of all, you obviously need to take enough medicines with you, so everything you need. Some medicines cannot be found abroad or may require a prescription. The medicines you usually take may also have a different name or composition abroad. So to be on the safe side, take the most essential medication yourself.

It is also best to check the formalities for the medicines you will be taking with you. That way, you can avoid problems at customs. Usually, a medical certificate is required for the majority of painkillers, sleeping pills, ADHD medicines, sedatives and epilepsy medication. You can get such a medical certificate from your doctor. Believe us, you do not want to lose hours at the customs because you forgot a certificate.

Of course, a travel pharmacy is also a must-have when travelling. Do you need a checklist for your travel pharmacy? Find it here!

Keep these things in mind

At European airports there are strict rules on the contents of hand luggage. So make sure you are well prepared.

Bear the following in mind:

  • Do not take any liquids or gels with you that contain more than 100 ml. Bottles under 100 ml are allowed, but must be placed in a separate transparent and re-sealable plastic bag.
  • Any medicines or baby food you may need during the flight may be carried.
  • There are no restrictions for non-liquid medicines. Just make sure they are in their original packaging.
  • Objects such as gels and saline solutions for breast prostheses, for example, are allowed on the plane.
  • Cooling elements for transporting your medicines are allowed.
  • Do you have a respiratory problem? Then aerosols are allowed.
  • Do you have diabetes? Then be sure to keep your insulin syringe with you. It is also allowed on the flight. Do, of course, make sure you have a medical certificate if you are taking syringes with you on the flight.

If you have gone through this information properly. Then you are ready for departure. Have a nice trip!

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