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TRAVELLING WITH DRUGS

Prescription Drugs
There are no special requirements for documentation to support standard prescription drugs - including Insulin. You may though benefit from having a photocopy of your prescription from the prescribing Doctor if you are travelling through countries where border formalities are difficult.

Taking Controlled Drugs from the UK
If have a medical condition that requires you to take any form of controlled drugs then you will need a Special Export License.

How to apply :

Your prescribing doctor - normally your GP - needs to fax the "Home Office Drugs Unit" - 0207 - 2732157 with the following information :

  • Date of Travel
  • How long away
  • Your Name, Address, Date of Birth
  • Which drug you require a license for
  • Quantity of drug
If you have any questions about this process you should phone the Home Office Drugs Unit on 0207 - 2733806.

Information supplied by :

Home Office Drugs Unit
50, Queen Anne’s Gate
London
SW1H 9AT

Web Links

  • NetDoctor - crossing borders with medicines


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