How to prepare when flying with medication
If you are considering in flying with medication, you should then follow these small steps to help you prepare for your flight and get you ready for a straightforward and trouble-free journey.
Consult your Doctor
If you require prescribed medication for your health condition, it's recommended that you speak to your GP or practice nurse about consuming medicine on a plane at least two months before your departure date. They can advise you about any special arrangements that you may need to make, as well as provide you with important documents that state you can consume your medication or use any medical equipment.
Inform your airline
It is recommended that you inform the airline you’re travelling with, in regards to taking your medication onboard in order to leave plenty of time before your trip. Taking medication onboard depends on the airline you are flying with as some airlines may not allow certain medication onboard or to the country you're flying to.
Check your insurance
It is recommended to check your current level of medical insurance with regards to your health. If you are not fully covered, it is important to the then look for an upgrade in order to cover yourself in any event.
Bring enough medication with you
Ensure that you remember to take with you plenty of medication as prescribed to last you through your journey, plus sufficient amount for two to three days use upon arrival. The rest should be packed in the hold luggage. Remember to always pack your medication in your hand luggage so that they are easily available for inspection by the airport security officers.