Stress-Free Travelling with Medication: a Guide

Read on for our guide on travelling with medicines and how to do so without stress.


Vacation should be a time for relaxation, but it can become stressful if you have to travel with medication. Whether you’re going on a long-distance trip or just taking a weekend jaunt, there are some essential things to consider to ensure your medications get where they need to go safely and securely. Read on for our guide on travelling with medicines and how to do so without stress.

Why Travelling With Medication Needn’t Be Stressful

Travelling with medications doesn’t have to be a chore. As long as you’re organised and plan, you can travel worry-free. Remember you are allowed to keep your medication with you when you board the plane, just keep it in your hand luggage. This saves any worry of not having your medication when you need it, or the worry of your hold luggage being delayed.

Organisation is Key

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The organisation is critical when travelling with medication, especially if you’re overseas or on a long journey. All of your prescriptions must be clearly labelled and easy to identify. Ensure all your medicine is stored correctly; carry it in its original packaging or containers if possible. If it’s not practical to bring the whole bottle, transfer the pills into small plastic bags or containers for safekeeping during your travels, or go one step further and have your medication divided into daily pouches with the help of an online pharmacy. It’s also essential to keep all your medications together in one place – this makes them easier to access should anything happen while away from home.

Don’t Forget To Travel With A Copy Of Your Prescription

When travelling abroad, it’s essential that you have a copy of your prescription or medical letter from your GP with you at all times. This will prove that any controlled medicines or drugs requiring special permission are being used legally and responsibly. At the same time, abroad – otherwise, they may not be allowed in certain countries. Additionally, many airlines require proof of prescription for certain types of medications before allowing them on board – check with the airline before getting to the airport so there won’t be any surprises when you get there.

How To Store Your Medication 

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Any medications that need specific temperature control (such as insulin) must be kept cool when travelling by plane or car. Otherwise, they may expire quickly due to extreme temperatures. Keep such items close by at all times rather than in checked luggage; many pharmacies offer insulated cases for storing such medicines, which will help keep them cool during transit. In addition, always remember to pack extra medication just in case something unexpected happens while away.

Travelling with medication doesn’t need to be stressful; following these simple steps will ensure a smooth journey free from worries about access to medicine while away from home. Make sure everything is clearly labelled and store it appropriately – don’t forget an extra copy of your prescription. Finally, if necessary, keep temperature-sensitive items close by at all times and use an insulated case wherever possible. By following this guide, travelling with medication needn’t be stressful – enjoy safe travels!

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