FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the guidelines for bringing medicines with travelers to Egypt for personal use?
Guidelines for Carrying medicines with travelers to Egypt for personal use.
There are rules about bringing medicines into Egypt. Many medicines can be brought with you into Egypt as long as they are for personal use. Some require a permit and others cannot be brought with you at all.
The pharmacy law no. 127 issued in 1956 and Anti-narcotics law no. 182 issued in 1960, regulate the importation of medicines (narcotics, psychotropic, general & aby controlled medicine) to Egypt.
Majority of medicines which are used worldwide are available in community pharmacies & hospitals in Egypt.
Ensure the medicine remains in its original package with the dispensing label intact, in order to assist with identifying each substance at the border.
Any personal medicines carried by travelers will be subjected to the section by the Ministry of Health Inspectors Customs department at the port of entry in Egypt.
Requirements may change so please remember to check our website http://www.eda.mohp.gov.eg each time before you travel.
Rules and Regulations for personal carrying of:
A)Narcotic & psychotropic medications:
Any pharmaceutical preparation contains any drugs or substances listed in schedules 1 & 3 (a, b & d) of the Anti – narcotic law no. 182 issued in 1960, cannot be carried by travelers to Egypt, even if their use is permitted in the country of departure (Annex 1)
B)Prescription Medicines (other than those medicines listed in the previous paragraph) It is permitted to carry maximum quantities sufficient for 3 months consumption according to signed medical report and prescription with clarifying doses.
C)OTC Drugs and Dietary Supplement products
It is permitted carry with maximum quantities sufficient for 3 months consumption, and must be presented in pharmaceutical dosage form.
D) Veterinary products
It is permitted to carry products with responsible quantities used to treat pets,
It is permitted to carry products with reasonable quantities are subjected to reduction according to duration of stay.
3)Products with misleading medical claims as (weight Loss Pads/ Burn Body Fat Pads/ Detoxification Pads/ Products with sexual claims/ others).
NARCOTIC SUBSTANCES UNDER NATIONAL CONTROL SCHEDULE (1) OF ANTI – NARCOTICS LAW
. Section 1
3 –Methyl fentanyDMAMorphine – N - Oxide
4 – Methyl aminoraxDMHPMyrophine
AcetorphineDMTN –ethyl MDA
AcetylmethadolDOETN – hudroxy MDA
Alpha - methylfentanylEtonitazeneNorpipanone
AmobarbitalFenetyllinePara – fluuoro fentanyl
Benzoylmorphine GluethimidPethidine Intermediate
Beta MethadolHydromorphinolPethidine Intermediate-C
Beta – hydroxyl fentanylHydroxy pethidinePhenampromide
Concentracte of poppy strawMecloqualoneRacemoramide
DiampromideMethadone intermediateSTP, DOM
Dioxaphetyl butyrateMoramide IntermediateTMA
. Including all stereoisomers, ethers and esters, isomers & salts for all substances in Schedule (1)
. In addition, any medicinal (pharmaceutical) products, mixture, extract and any other compound containing and of the substances present in the previous table or its salts, isomers, esters, ethers or salts of ester and ethers of this substances.
CONTROLLED DRUGS UNDER NATIONAL CONTROL SCHEDULE (3)
(A) Substance and their pharmaceutical products more than 100 mg in one does & its concentration more than 2.5% in pharmaceutical preparation
B) Substance and their pharmaceutical products containing more than 100 mg in one does or equivalent to methylcellulose
D) Substances and its different pharmaceutical products
Benzodiazepines (and its derivatives)Pemoline
Ketamine (and its salts)