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Taking medication into countries, who do I ask ?

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Taking medication into countries, who do I ask ?

I am about to depart Australia for 11 weeks with my family.We will be visiting Korea, France and the Uk. Between my husband and my son we will need to take 2 epeipens, 5 humira, antihistamine, cream, diabetes medication (oral) etc. Not wanting to get into trouble at the various cutoms checks along the way and coming complete with letters for all medication in original bottles, do i need to contact any governement departments etc to make the trip smoother ?

Thanks for the advice in advance.

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1. Re: Taking medication into countries, who do I ask ?

Link has information on International travel with medications;


This one is UK specific; know-insurance.co.uk/travel/info_advice/medi…

Information for Korea.


France information -


There are certain cautions that are stated all around, excellent tips for travel with ; the actual Dr's prescriprions should go with you. The amounts that you are allowed to take with you, etc - - sounds like a nice long trip, be safe and be well.

Edited: 14 July 2011, 17:09
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2. Re: Taking medication into countries, who do I ask ?

Thank you very much for those helpful sites Les rose, I think I have everything covered, 11 weeks is a long time, we have been saving and planning for years.

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