Travelling with medication

The information on this page will help you if you’re travelling abroad with prescription, over-the-counter medication or medical equipment.

Medications may come under intense scrutiny when going through border controls in other countries or at the land border between Canada and the United States.

On this page

Before you leave

Some over-the-counter and prescription medications, dietary supplements, and herbal and homeopathic products legally available in Canada may be illegal in other countries or require prior approval from local authorities.

While you’re away

If you need help

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