Late last year, we chanced upon an article (here) at the Independent on the risk of buying medicines at airport pharmacies that can be illegal or against the law (within limits) at the destination that travelers journey to.
While the focus of the article was on British travelers making purchases of medicinal product while headed for the middle east on holidays (or work), the same can be applied to airports elsewhere. Simply because there is no unified regulatory standard across all countries for what is approved and what not. We should know… heheh. And it surely extends beyond medicines too…
Mel recalls a colleague visiting Amsterdam and bought some ‘magic’ cigarettes that seemed to make him “strong”… he was about to bring it home with him when Mel stopped him. Phew! Can you imagine the consequences? Have you had experiences like this?
We’ve written about staying healthy while on your journeys (here and here). Perhaps an important part of that includes bringing along your medication. Bonjovi might have objected to the title of this post, but we think it is important to do some homework.
Do you bring medicines with you when you journey abroad? How do you know that it is not illegal and may cause you troubles at your destination?