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Old 05-01-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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Travel to the UK with hydrocodone

I just found out today that hydrocodone is not permitted in the UK. Dihydrocodeine is what they use apparently.

I travel there regularly and use hydro-with-aceta for back pain. I usually carry about ten tablets with me every trip, always in hand luggage, always in the prescription container, and almost always carrying the detailed prescription paperwork with me too. I've never had any issues but that said, on the odd occasion I've had a random extra search of my stuff no one has ever pulled out the plainly-visible-and-not-remotely-hidden-away meds.

But if I understand this correctly (it's from Wikipedia, so it may be wrong), I may be breaking a fairly serious law in carrying these legal-in-the-US meds.

A quick read around the subject suggests that one way to deal with this is to write to the UK government at least two weeks in advance so as to obtain a "license" to carry UK Class A drugs. But really? A letter every time I want to travel to another western democracy carrying ten vicodin?? Surely not?

Has anyone else bumped into this issue? How do you handle it?


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Old 05-01-2011, 06:02 PM   #2
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Re: Travel to the UK with hydrocodone

contact the American Embassy to the UK- i am sure they have had this situation many times.
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Re: Travel to the UK with hydrocodone

[COLOR="Navy"]We went to Japan a year ago and found out a week before we left that allk Class II narcotics are illegal in Japan. I had to proivide information to the government agency that regulates this sort of stuff. I had to provide generic name, street name, color and shape of pill, how it is taken, how often,for what, and dispensed by whom...and they didn't accept this information bvia e-mail. It had to be mailed and faxed. They were most helpful once we got everything to them. I had to carry the paper that had the two legal stamps on it at all times. I had to show it when i entered the coundtry ang again when I left. The only reason we found out about it is becuase of the level of clearance that my hubby carries-not becuase of mine.

So it is something that you need to be aware of. I had not burning desire to find myself locked up in a foreign country!

 
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