Are You Taking Medication Abroad?
The advice below is taken from the gov.uk website.
You need to prove your medicine is prescribed to you if:
- It contains a ‘controlled drug’.
- You have it on you when you’re entering or leaving the UK.
You could get a fine or go to prison if you travel with medicine that is illegal in another country – check with the embassy of the country you’re going to before you travel.
It is your responsibility to establish the rules for your destination, airline and any country you are travelling through. These may all be different! Please check your prescribed, and any over the counter medications you are taking.
Fownhope Medical Centre can provide a medication for travel letter authorising your prescribed medication, this is signed by a GP. You will need to fill in a form at least 2 weeks before you travel.
There is a charge for this non NHS work of £20.00 plus vat.
The form you need to fill in can be printed from the ‘Our Documents’ page of this website, or collected from Fownhope Medical Centre.