Obtain a certificate for carrying narcotics when traveling abroad

Service Description

As a patient, you may export or import narcotics prescribed by your doctor in the appropriate quantity for the duration of your trip as travel supplies.

When traveling for up to 30 days in member states of the Schengen Agreement, you may take narcotics prescribed by a doctor with you, provided you have a certificate completed by the doctor treating you. You must have this certificate notarized before starting your journey.

This regulation also applies if you are carrying narcotics that can be prescribed in the country of origin but not in the country of destination.

The transportation of narcotics by authorized persons is not permitted.

When traveling outside the "Schengen area", you should clarify the legal situation in the country to be visited before starting your journey. You must then obtain a multilingual certificate from your doctor.

If you are carrying certain substitution drugs (e.g. methadone), you should also enquire with the relevant diplomatic representation of the country of destination in Germany before you travel.

As a doctor, dentist or veterinarian, you may carry narcotics in the context of charitable missions abroad (e.g. Doctors Without Borders) or as medical practice supplies in cross-border traffic if you use them in reasonable quantities and for the purpose of practicing medicine or providing first aid.

You must be able to identify yourself as a doctor (doctor's ID). Please contact the diplomatic representation of the country of destination before you travel to find out whether the narcotics can be taken along and whether any permits are required.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Thüringer Landesamt für Verbraucherschutz (TLV) - Dezernat 24 Standort Erfurt

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+49 361 573815024
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