Bringing Medication to Uganda

Mar 11th, 2018, 08:35 PM
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Bringing Medication to Uganda

Hi - Iím traveling to Uganda in May 2018. I take a few prescription meds, including clonazopam for anxiety and tramadol (a mild opiate) for fibromyalgia. No one - not even the embassy can tell
me if I can bring these meds into Uganda and not go to prison. Can anyone help me? Thank you,
ShelliAnne
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Mar 11th, 2018, 09:15 PM
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I suggest you post on a more active forum for this part of the world. TA should get you some answers:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForu...54-Uganda.html
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Mar 12th, 2018, 07:43 AM
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Suggest you contact the US Embassy Kampala: https://ug.usembassy.gov

They are also on Facebook and Twitter.
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Mar 15th, 2018, 11:35 PM
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I think even if no one gives you an exact answer, it's better to take a prescription with you just in case.
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Mar 20th, 2018, 03:55 PM
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We did see signage at Cairo airport that bringing in Tramadol was illegal. I do not recall seeing any signage like this at Nairobi airport but was surprised to see it at Cairo.
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Mar 20th, 2018, 04:15 PM
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The Egyptians are serious about controlling drugs coming into the country. There was an arrest a while back of an English woman entering the country at Hurghada.

Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/26/middl...dol/index.html

The "Egyptian husband" phenomenon is also interesting and related to this story. For another time.
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Aug 13th, 2018, 09:00 AM
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Medicine to Uganda

We travel to Uganda often and I am on these same medications for my fibro.
make sure they are in a bottle with your name on it.
as well, I either take a copy of the script from my doc or the printed insert from my pharmacy.
we have not had a problem with this so far.
Originally Posted by shellianne View Post
Hi - Iím traveling to Uganda in May 2018. I take a few prescription meds, including clonazopam for anxiety and tramadol (a mild opiate) for fibromyalgia. No one - not even the embassy can tell
me if I can bring these meds into Uganda and not go to prison. Can anyone help me? Thank you,
ShelliAnne
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