Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Can I Pack my Meds in a Pill Case?

My husband and I are planning to travel at anytime soon. I know that it isn't easy to pack your things and be ready for the homeland security check.

I was reading some of the do's and don'ts and found this matter very important, the medications.
Here, I would like to share it with you, especially for those who are not aware of.

One of the most common questions the homeland security officials get is: "Can I travel with my medication?"

The answer is "YES", with some qualifiers, and that we need to take note.

1. It is not necessary to present your medication to or notify an officer about any medication you are travelling with unless it is in liquid form. Medication in liquid form is allowed in carry-on bags in excess of 3.4 oz in reasonable quantities for the flight. However, you need to inform the officer prior at the start of the to the screening checkpoint, sometimes, it might require additional screening if needed, or they will ask to open the container.

2. You can bring your medication in pill or solid form in an unlimited amount as long as it is checked.

3. You can travel with your medications in carry-on or checked-in baggage. It is highly recommended to have them in your carry-on in case you might need it.

4. If you wish your medicine not to pass the x-ray, instead have an officer have it check personally, you may say so.

Have a safe travel everyone!

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