For many, taking prescription medication has become part of a daily routine and not something that is usually given a second thought – until it comes to travelling abroad. It’s hard to believe some medications which are widely available in the UK are banned in certain countries and those who attempt to enter a country with banned medication could face a fine, imprisonment or even the death penalty.

Understandably passengers with an existing medical condition, who take prescribed medication, may be concerned about travelling abroad – however you needn’t be, here are some key precautions you should take before travelling.

Are your prescription medication banned?

Whilst some medications will not cause a problem, it is best to check with the embassy of the country you are travelling to for any restrictions.

The local laws and customs vary dramatically between countries and some examples include: