13 Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

9.) Check the Laws

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Do not assume you can take medicines to certain countries. Make sure the medicines you are taking into countries are legal when you are about to visit.  In some places, travelers have been imprisoned for possession of cold medicine and common supplements like melatonin.  In most countries, you won’t have much to worry about, but you don’t want any nasty surprises at Customs.

The State Department’s consular information sheets have a lot of detailed information on every country, including where to find their lists of banned medication. If you still have any doubts about something you’re bringing with you, call the country’s embassy. Spending ten minutes on the phone is a hell of a lot easier than spending four years in jail because you didn’t know the laws.