You can get jailed for travelling with medication

Some countries ban certain medications, even over-the-counter ones, so make sure you have the necessary papers to prove you need them

BOSTON • You would have seen a pharmacy among the usual collection of shops selling duty-free liquor and cosmetics in the departure areas of many airports.

Travellers often pack medications when they go abroad and do not want their vacations to be disrupted by discomfort or pain.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 29, 2018, with the headline 'You can get jailed for travelling with medication'. Print Edition | Subscribe