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New York Times, Jan 19 2018 – How to Make Sure You Travel with Medication Legally

New York Times, Jan 19 2018 – How to Make Sure You Travel with Medication Legally

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Laws vary by country and there is no central, up-to date repository, so Ms. Harmon suggests consulting your physician, travel medical insurance company, or local pharmacist four to six weeks before traveling. “When you inquire about your shots, ask about medications. Odds are they may not know off the top of their head, but they have the resources to find out.”

She also suggests checking with the embassy of your destination country. The State Department website lists foreign embassies in the United States, and their contact information. It also lists insurance providers that offer overseas health coverage. Comparison websites Insure My Trip and SquareMouth can help assess those insurance plans, if they’re necessary.

Read the full New York Times article online here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/travel/how-to-make-sure-you-travel-with-medication-legally.html