Taking narcotics with you when traveling abroad Certificate

Service Description

As a patient, you are allowed to export or import narcotics prescribed by your doctor as travel necessities in quantities appropriate for the duration of a trip.

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 certified before you start 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 carrying 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 traveled to before starting the trip. You must then obtain a multilingual certificate from your doctor.

If you are carrying certain substitution drugs (e.g. methadone), you should also check with the relevant diplomatic representation of the country you are traveling to in Germany before you start your trip.

As a physician, dentist or veterinarian, you may carry narcotics in the context of charitable foreign missions (for example, Doctors without Borders) or as medical practice supplies in cross-border traffic, if you use them in reasonable quantities and for the purpose of medical professional practice or first aid.

You must be able to identify yourself as a doctor (doctor's identity card). Please inform yourself before departure at the diplomatic representation of the country of destination whether the narcotics can be taken along and if necessary whether authorizations are required.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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Thüringer Landesamt für Verbraucherschutz (TLV) - Dezernat 24 Standort Bad Langensalza

Tennstedter Straße 8/9
99947 Bad Langensalza
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