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Old 12-11-2016, 08:20 PM
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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Originally Posted by Jkgourmet View Post
EXACTLY why we got a physician's note when we went to Dubai (I take an antidepressant).
How was your trip? I haven't seen an update, or did I miss it? I went to Egypt in September and it, too, was fabulous but a lot poorer than UAE or Oman.....you definitely saw the traditional Middle East/African way of life, even in the middle of the city.....piles and piles and piles of trash in the street, camels and sheep milling around, a heck of a lot more plain abayas than in Dubai/Muscat, old old old cars. There were bomb sniffing dogs and metal detectors at our 5-star hotel on the Nile, too!

Sad to hear about the bomb at the Coptic Cairo cathedral today, especially after having visited the Coptic area of the city when we were there.
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Old 12-11-2016, 09:09 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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Originally Posted by bigbear99 View Post
many years of travel with a pretty extensive personal pharmacy. Never had anyone say or look at anything. I think a note from your doc is overkill.

Interestingly, on a trip to UK about 4 years ago I forgot one important med. Went to a NHS doc and received a scrip. Total cost to me was about $40 including the med (a generic in the US). I'm sure it helped that the med has a wide safety profile.
I have a huge pharmacy as well (8 meds), but I read on the TSA or customs website that I should bring a letter from my physician stating what medications I'm taking. I've gotten the letter, but they never asked to see it. I don't bring them in the original containers, but in a twice daily locking pill package and a nighttime pill package. They have never checked the medicine either. Don't forget to bring your meds in your carry-on, of course.
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