What to do while Travelling to India with Medicines?
- Keep sufficient dosages of regular medicines that you take. While most medicines are available over the counter or with prescriptions, the newer medications might not be available.
- Take a copy of your doctor’s prescription for any medicines you may take. This will be especially useful during immigration, especially if the medication you take is banned in that particular country. This will also be helpful in getting stock if required.
- If a medication is unusual or contains narcotics, carry a separate letter from your doctor attesting to your need to take the drug. If you have any doubt about the legality of carrying a certain drug into a country, consult the embassy or consulate of that country before you travel.
- If your medication requires needles and syringes, carry an explanation from your doctor on his printed letterhead or a medical certificate with you.
- In some countries, a traveller found with needles and syringes and without an adequate explanation could be in serious trouble. At the same time, buying needles and syringes abroad might prove difficult, so take enough to last your entire trip.
- Needles and syringes are usually permitted in carry-on luggage if needed for medical reasons.
- Check airline regulations of your home country as well before you travel to allow enough time to get the proper documentation done as regulations differ from country to country.