Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Mar 21, 2009
    Marilyn from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Cruise documents say perscription drugs must be in original containers. I order by mail for 90 days = very large bottles. Is the rule for customs US? Take all pills during cruise = return to US with empty container. Still need original bottle?

    Traveling with prescription drugs to Florida and then aboard a cruise actually encompasses many different rules, regulations and laws.

    First, if you travel aboard an aircraft, you’ll need to follow TSA regulations. For more information, see You may bring all prescription medications including liquids, however if you are carrying them on the plane rather than checking them, then you’ll need to adhere to the 3 ounces rule or declare them to a Security Officer. It is recommended that non-liquids be labeled. It is recommended that prescription medications be in their original bottles.

    In addition, it is my understanding that Florida law abides by a statute requiring prescription medications to be in their original containers.

    When traveling abroad, the U.S. Department of State recommends that you not only keep medication in their original containers with intact labels but also carry supporting documentation for any prescriptions.

    To clear U.S. Customs, the same recommendations are in place. It is also suggested that you bring a doctor’s letter explaining your need for the medication especially if it is a controlled substance.

    I do not have any personal experience carrying medication in large containers. Perhaps a phone call to your pharmacist to see if you could secure smaller, labeled bottles for your trip would be worth a try.

    If you have further questions or concerns, please contact your travel agent or the Disney Cruise Line.
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