Can I have medication in my hand baggage?

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Yes, we recommend that you carry essential medicines in your hand baggage.

It is best to pack all medicines (over-the-counter and prescription) in a separate pouch or vanity case, keeping their original packaging and leaflets. Remember to take your prescriptions and medical certificates with you, as the security checker may ask you to authenticate the medicines you are carrying.

What medicines can I take with me in my hand baggage?

You may take the following medicines in your hand baggage:

  • Prescription medicines
  • Generic medicines (e.g. syrups, gels, ointments, eye drops, nasal/throat sprays)
  • Contact lens solutions, saline solutions
  • Disinfecting liquids with an alcohol concentration of up to 70%.

You can also use the Civil Aviation Authority's search engine to find out how to carry medicines in hand baggage.