Pravasi Bharatiya Sahayata Kendra (PBSK)

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Traveling with Medication to the UAE

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On Monday, October 15th 2018, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) of the United Arab Emirates released a statement detailing the requirements for traveling with medication. The Import of Personal Medication service was launched at Gitex 2018. The latest rules also refer to the Pharmacy Federal Law No 4 of 1983 and Narcotic Law 14 of 1995.

All tourists and residents (including transit travelers) entering the country must now obtain e-approval when traveling with medication across the border. Contrary to expectations, getting permission for traveling with medication is very simple and completely free.

Visitors and residents need to visit the website of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and submit an electronic form. The form can also be downloaded from the MoHAP app. Required verification details include:

  • A doctor’s prescription
  • A medical report by the concerned health authorities
  • A copy of your passport or Emirates ID

Submissions will be reviewed…

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