Planning your next holiday or trip abroad? Don’t forget about your medication. Our partners AllClear Travel Insurance share some top tips to help you plan ahead:

Check your medication is permitted in the country you’re visiting

Different countries have different rules about the type and amount of prescription and non-prescription medications you can bring with you. Check with your destination’s embassy before you travel to avoid any issues.

Get a copy of your prescription and a letter from your GP

Get a copy of your prescription and a letter from your GP to explain your health condition and prove the medication is yours. This is particularly important if you need to take injectable medicines or liquids over 100ml in your hand luggage – you’ll need to contact the airline in advance to check with them too.

Make sure you have enough medication to last the whole trip

Make sure you have enough medication to last the whole trip plus some extras in case of delays, loss or damage. Check your supplies a month before you travel to avoid the stress of having to get a last-minute GP appointment. 

Keep your medication safe

Carry essential medication in your hand luggage, or split it between bags, so you still have a supply if your suitcase is lost or delayed. Keep your medicine in its original packaging to avoid problems at customs. Use an insulated bag or thermos flask for medicines that need to be kept at a certain temperature.

AllClear

AllClear will give up to 20% of your premium to the Stroke Association when you purchase a policy. Find out more about their travel insurance policies here or call 0808 168 8733.

Stroke News magazine

This article is featured in the Spring 2020 edition of our magazine, Stroke NewsSubscribe to our future editions available in print, on audio CD, or via email.

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