Medicines in hand luggage on a plane

Medicines in hand luggage on a plane

Passengers often have doubts about what medicines are allowed in their hand luggage. In spite of appearances, rules are quite straightforward.

What medicines are allowed on a plane?

Rules concerning travelling with liquids are not referring to medicines. Onboard you can take pills, syrups, ampules with injections, drops, balms etc., medicines that are needed during the journey. It also applies to medicines sold without prescription.

Transport of medical devices onboard

Onboard you can also take all medical devices that are necessary during the journey, including injections, insulin pumps, glucometers and inhalers. People that use crutches or dentures can also take them onboard. What is important to note, is that accessories aiding in movement do not reduce the limit of the baggage weight.

When it comes to wheelchairs, things are a bit different. Depending on the rules of the airline and the plane on which we travel. Wheelchairs are either taken onboard or placed in a storage. In this second situation, a disabled person has to move to a special wheelchair provided by the airport. The crew will take the original wheelchair to a storage. After landing, it is given back to the passenger, as soon as feasible.

Security check at the airport

During the personal security check, you have to prepare for the checking of all your medical accessories and medicines. Though it is not always required, it is worth to have on you a paper from a doctor confirming the necessity of possessing the given medicines or medical accessories. In case of doubts, such a document allows for a smooth and seamless security check.

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