Do prescription drugs have to be in original containers when flying internationally?
Pack smart and put your medicines in your carry-on luggage. Keep medicines in their original, labeled containers. Ensure that they are clearly labeled with your full passport name, doctor’s name, generic and brand name, and exact dosage. Bring copies of all prescriptions, including the generic names for medicines.
Where do you put your medication when flying?
Travelling with your medicinesCarry your medicine in your hand luggage (although check your airline’s regulations before travelling) with a copy of your prescription. Consider packing some extra medicine in your suitcase or hold luggage in case you lose your hand luggage.
How do I pack medicine in my checked luggage?
Pack your prescription medications in your carry-on luggage in case your checked luggage is delayed or lost. Packing medicines in your carry-on means you will also have immediate access to it. Medicines needing to be refrigerated can be carried in an insulated medication bag, travel cooler or even insulated lunch bag.
Do I need a doctor note to fly with medication?
Be prepared to answer questions at the airport and border crossings about the medications you are carrying – have a spare prescription on hand and a doctor’s note, if necessary. Unless it requires refrigeration, pack your medication in your carry-on and not your checked bag to minimize loss or theft.