Sunday, September 15, 2013

Info about traveling with prescription medication to Italy and beyond


Here are some links about traveling with prescription medication to Italy and beyond:


  • How to Travel With Prescription Medicine – Jacqui Lane, Demand Media – Source: Found in Travel Tips subsection of the TRAVEL section of the USATODAY – "Latest World News and US News"
  • How to Travel With Prescription Medication – "Just because you are traveling and going away from your regular routine, doesn't mean that taking your prescription medication gets put on the back burner. If you are traveling and will have prescription medicine with you, here's how to travel with your medications safely." – by an eHow Contributor – Source: eHow™ – "Discover the expert in you"
    • How to Carry Prescription Medicine on Airplane Flights – "With the new, post-9/11 security restrictions, it can be hard to determine what you are allowed to carry on-board an airplane, and the last thing you want is a delay because of a non-permitted item in your carry-on. Luckily, it is allowable to carry on most prescription medication on airplane flights, but it is wise to familiarize yourself with the process before you fly." – By Carrie Simmons, eHow Contributor
    • How to Pack Prescription Medication for a Trip – "Medication can mean the difference between life and death, so it must be available to travelers at any moment. With all the laws on the books concerning what is admissible and what is not, it is essential to know the difference. Traveling by bus, train, car or air all have different options for your medication. Airlines have the most stringent rules. If you follow the airline plan you should have no trouble with the bus or train." – By Delores Williams, eHow Contributor
  • Italy Travel Tip- Buying Medications in Italy – "Packing Prescription Drugs and Going to the Pharmacy" – By Martha Bakerjian – Source: Found under the Italy Travel and Safety Tips within the Plan Your Italy Trip - Italy Travel Planning Guide subsection of the Italy Travel section of
  • Travel Packing Medications – "Packing Prescription (Rx), Over the Counter (OTC) medicines" – Source: Found in the Travel Tips section of – "where in the world do you want to go?"
  • Travelling with prescription medications – "Travel Doctor-TMVC gets countless enquiries about taking medicines overseas and international customs regulations. In many cases such medicines are essential for an individual’s health and the ultimate success of their holiday or business trip. Issues surrounding taking prescription medicines overseas can cause a great deal of stress for travellers, especially elderly travellers, who often have pre-exiting health conditions and increased health concerns. This should not be a barrier to travel if you follow a few simple rules: . . ." – Source: Travel Doctor-TMVC – "Traveller's Medical + Vaccination Centre"
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  • Travelling with prescription medicines – "If you are planning a trip overseas, organising your medicine is one of the most important things you can do. If you require prescription medicine, it is important you have this medicine with you so you remain in good health while you are away. . . It is illegal to take Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines out of Australia unless the medicine is for your personal use, or the personal use of someone travelling with you. . ." – Source: – "Every traveller, every trip" – within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade  – "Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally"
  • Travelling with Medication – "Prescription medications for legitimate health conditions may come under intense scrutiny by foreign officials. In some countries, drugs that are legal and readily available in Canada are considered illegal, require a prescription, or may arouse suspicion among local officials and customs and immigration authorities. It is always best to contact the Foreign Government Offices Accredited to Canada of the country you plan to visit to confirm the status of your medication." – Source: – "the Government of Canada's website for Canadians travelling or living abroad" – In English, French
  • Can I take my medicine abroad? – "You need to check what rules apply to taking your medicine . . ." – Source: NHS choices – "Your health, your choices"
  • Travelling with medicines (Travel Health Information Sheets) – "If you need to take medicines abroad, remember that some drugs that are legal in the UK could be banned in other countries. For example - codeine-based medicines can currently be bought from UK chemists, but are prohibited in other countries." – Source: NaTHNaC (National Travel Health Network and Centre)  – "promotes standards in travel medicine, providing travel health information for health professionals and the public." 

  • 10 Things to Do in the First 24 Hours of Your Trip – Source: Found in the Travel Tips section of the – "Real Travelers. Practical Advice."
  • Country Restrictions – "Although we try to keep up with changing customs requirements around the world, please note that the following list may contain outdated and/or incorrect information and should only be used as general guideline. We recommend contacting your local customs office in order to get the latest requirements for your specific country." – Source: – "Your trusted source of high-quality medicine from the USA since 1994" – In multiple languages
  • Medicines & Chemists – "How to get medication in Italy" – Source: Found in the Italy section of Just Landed – "Everything you need to live abroad - connecting expats worldwide." – In multiple languages
  • TSA Carry on Rules for Prescription Drugs – "The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is the government agency in control of implementing and enforcing security measures for airlines and airports, including what items are allowed to be carried or checked onto a flight. With the restriction in liquids allowed to be carried on, implemented in August 2006, it can be confusing what are you are are not allowed to bring with you. These rules are implemented to ensure the safety of all passengers." – By Alexis Devan, eHow Contributor – Source: eHow™ – "Discover the expert in you"
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That's it for Sunday, 15 September 2013: domenica, 15 settembre 2013

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