How Do You Carry Medication On An International Flight?

Can you bring prescription medication to another country?

Read our travel advice for your destination.

You can only take prescription medicine out of Australia if it’s for personal use.

This includes medicines supplied under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)..

Can you fly with prescription pills that aren’t yours?

If your medications or devices are not in their original containers, you must have a copy of your prescription with you or a letter from your doctor. A valid prescription or doctor’s note is required on all medication entering the US.

Does TSA check your pills?

Medication and related supplies are normally X-rayed. However, as a customer service, TSA now allows you the option of requesting a visual inspection of your medication and associated supplies.

Where should I pack medication when flying?

Travelling with your medicines Carry your medicine in your hand luggage (although check your airline’s regulations before travelling) with a copy of your prescription. Consider packing some extra medicine in your suitcase or hold luggage in case you lose your hand luggage.

Do prescription drugs have to be in original containers when flying internationally?

Keep medicines in their original, labeled containers. Ensure that they are clearly labeled with your full passport name, doctor’s name, generic and brand name, and exact dosage. Bring copies of all prescriptions, including the generic names for medicines.

How do I pack my medication for an international flight?

Place the bottles or containers of medications in a one-quart, zip-top plastic bag, and place near the top of your carry-on baggage. If your medicines or medical devices don’t fit in a one-quart bag, keep them in a place in your carry-on luggage that will be easily accessible when you go through security.