Carrying Medicines

Guidelines for carrying medicines with travelers to Egypt for personal use


There are rules about bringing medicines to 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.


The majority of medicines that 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.


An official letter from your GP is required, specifying that the medication you are taking to Egypt is for your personal use only, the quantity you will be carrying, and details of your condition. Please note that any medication containing Methadone is NOT permitted into Egypt.


In general, any personal medicines carried by travelers will be subjected to inspection by the Ministry of Health Inspectors at the port of entry in Egypt.


Requirements may change so please remember to check the following link:


http://www.eda.mohp.gov.eg/Files/1222_guidelines_personal_medicines_travelers.pdffbclid=IwAR1jxnf46W9ZWCnlVw4wl6Dfdgf3LYdQmaihGhDIIhB2LUPPciERKGQOyVA

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