Medicines in hand luggage on a plane

Medicines in hand luggage on a plane

Passengers often have doubts what medicines are allowed in their hand luggage taken onboard. 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 journey. It is also applying to medicines sold without prescription.

Transport of medical articles on plane

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

When it comes to wheelchairs, thing is a bit different. Depending on rules of airlines and plane, which we travel on, wheelchair is taken onboard or placed in a storage. In this second situation, disabled person has to move to a special, provided by the airport, wheelchair. Crew takes wheelchair to a storage, and after landing, as quick as it is possible, it is given back to the passenger.

Security check at the airport

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

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