Laura Plummer, 33, was sentenced to three years in prison in Egypt this year after taking 290 tramatol tablets in her suitcase. The painkiller is illegal under Egyptian law, and Laura was accused of smuggling the pills. She told police she had brought them to treat her husband Omar Caboo's back pain. She also claimed she did not know that the pills were illegal under the law of Egypt. But did you know travelling on a plane with a certain cough medicine is illegal under one country’s law? You could land yourself in prison if you pack it in your holiday luggage, warns a travel expert. Taking Benylin cough syrup is illegal if you travel to Zambia, a country in Southern Africa. Hi Can you get prescription meds over the counter in crete or do you need a prescription. I understand the likes of Valium and xanex would need a prescription but what about antidepressants and Prozac. If you are on prescription meds, take enough to last for your entire stay in Greece if you possibly can, and always take a copy of your prescription with you. If you run out you can show this to a Greek doctor who will give you a new prescription. Also it's useful to have it so you can show it to customs officials if challenged when you enter the country carrying prescription drugs. Rachael, I've always found Greek pharmacists to be very helpful and well informed, but most drugs are not available over the counter, much the same as in the UK. I don't know about the specific types of med that you mentioned, but I'd be surprised if you can get them without a prescription. Generally the situation here seems tighter than in the UK.
We are flying out to Crete tomorrow and my husbands inhaler is running out and the surgery here has sent his prescription to the wrong place and we don't have time to puck it up. Does anyone know if you can buy them over the counter in Crete? It's a clenilmodulite one he needs (brown one) Thank you. As it's a steroid inhaler, my guess is that you'll need to see a doctor. The salbutamol (Ventolin/blue) inhalers are obtainable OTC, but I doubt yours are. If it's a large enough village/town to have a local pharmacy, try there first. If the pharmacist can't supply what you need, s/he can advise you. A friend of mine once got her doctors to fax a prescription over to a chemist in Dover, so she could get it before going away. - there's usually a Boots, though I don't know if they all do prescriptions. In France you should be able to have a consultation with a GP for 22 so as to obtain a prescription. But when you know the pharmacy you can /forums/images/graemlins/Codeine painkillers OK in Spain and France but they call the drug squad if you even say the 'C' word in Italy. If you have a European health card you can be refunded all but a Euro of that and 60% of the cost of most medicines, with a lower percentage for unnecessary ones. There is no standard prescription form as in Britain, a French doctor simply writes out an order on his printed notepaper and they do not give their qualifications, just a description such as Medicin General. At the chemist everything is computerised, so maybe some check is made centrally.[ QUOTE ] Not possible France, Italy without medic's script. [/ QUOTE ]Italy, Fiumicino, no problems without a script. Can't easily buy generic Ibuprofen or Paracetamol -- only the expensive small branded packs are for General Sale.
Dec 28, 2017. Travel WARNING Packing these medicines could land you in JAIL – can. included an over-the-counter Vicks inhaler for nasal congestion. Sep 4, 2017. Does anyone know if you can buy them over the counter in Crete. the inhaler you are looking for is not available in Greece anywhere with the.