"Carry a prescription!" Dubai Local Custom Tip by Natashaf2008

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When travelling to or through the UAE, any medicines that you may be carrying you should have a prescription for as many as banned here for containing codine etc. If you have a prescription from your GP then it will be permissable if you do not then you may face jail time!
Recently for residents they introduced a ban on the contraceptive pill unless it is medical and you have a prescription or if you have a permission letter from your husband!!! Recently a woman was arrested at customs for carrying a painkiller containing codine she had bought over the counter and was jailed for 6 weeks before later being deported. Ignorance is no excuse so if in doubt leave it at home!

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  • Written May 13, 2009
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