Even if you are traveling for a few days, it is better to think in advance about the medicines that may be needed. In addition, it is important to know the rules of transportation of drugs and the peculiarities of the work of pharmacies in different countries.
Prescription drugs need to capture the appointment of a doctor. In many countries, there are restrictions on the transport of drugs across the border (in any direction). This is especially true for psychotropic and serious pain relievers, but in most cases this does not apply to medicines for personal use as directed by a doctor. Therefore, take the medicine in its original packaging and with a prescription.
Check your vaccinations
The American Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends at least to make sure that you have general vaccinations (from tetanus and diphtheria, measles, rubella, mumps), and for individual countries, expand their list. In most countries of Asia, Africa and South America – hepatitis A. In parts of Africa is mandatory vaccination against malaria. When planning trips to the Baltic States and a number of countries in Eastern, Northern and Central Europe, vaccinations against tick-borne encephalitis should be planned in advance.