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traveling with prescription medication with friend to NL

traveling with prescription medication with friend to NL

Apr 19th, 2012, 08:25 AM
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traveling with prescription medication with friend to NL

Can my sons girlfriend bring his prescription medication to him when she fly over there this spring? It iv meds in there prescription boxes with a the prescription and a doctors note. Will customs stop her? seize the medication? We are having a terrible time getting it to him- it is nearly impossible.
He has hemophilia and infuses himself and cannot pay out of pocket for the meds there. insurance will only cover ER situations and still he pays upfront ( $2000) arGH!!
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Apr 20th, 2012, 03:32 AM
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I can't see any reason why this should be a problem, as long as there is a letter fro a Dr. and it doesn't contain a large quantity of narcotics. The chances of anyone looking in her bags is pretty slim. Getting it through security when leaving home and also onto any connecting flight might be an issue if it is in her carry on luggage.
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Apr 20th, 2012, 12:07 PM
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I disagree that it's am obvious OK. If it is a liquid and she's trying to bring it on the plane, I do think it could be an issue. While medications have certain exceptions to the liquid/gel/size rules, I don't know if they transfer when the meds are not your own.

You can't FedEx or DHL them?
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Apr 20th, 2012, 06:47 PM
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The OP is asking about customs.
rkkwan is offline  
Apr 22nd, 2012, 05:35 PM
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well if it turns out that the airlines doesn't allow it, customs won't matter one way or the other.
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Apr 23rd, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Just put it in the checked bags. Bring a doctors Norte in case Customs stops her (unlikely).
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