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Prescriptions, not narcotics. I am headed up north into BC, and was curious if anyone knew what the rules were for bringing prescrition drugs over the border. My friend that is joining me has a pretty serious heart condition, and asked me if I knew if he would need any speacial documentation etc.
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If by chance the border guards do ask about prescription drugs as long as the name on the bottle coincides with the passport there should be no problems. Not once during hundreds of border crossings have the border guards asked me about prescriptions.



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You could ask your doctor to write a brief note that you are using the specified prescription drugs under his direction.
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Prescriptions, not narcotics. I am headed up north into BC, and was curious if anyone knew what the rules were for bringing prescrition drugs over the border. My friend that is joining me has a pretty serious heart condition, and asked me if I knew if he would need any speacial documentation etc.
I would be more concerned about a good medical insurance. Hope he won't come without one, quite a few anglers ended up in my little ICU here in Terrace this year...
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If you go to the US Customs website you will find that for all practical purposes there is no self importation of prescription drugs allowed by US citizens. You may wish to check directly with US Customs first before purchasing something that could be barred from being brought back.

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If you go to the US Customs website you will find that for all practical purposes there is no self importation of prescription drugs allowed by US citizens. You may wish to check directly with US Customs first before purchasing something that could be barred from being brought back.
I never thought that the question would be of bringing drugs back, but after re-reading the original post, I suppose it could be. If you bring prescription drugs back from Canada you need to make SURE they are in the original containers and that you have a prescription from a Canadian doctor. I've had to do that a couple of times when visiting Canada and never had any trouble. In fact, carrying copies of the prescription is just as important as keeping them in the original containers regardless of which direction you're heading over the border.
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I would be more concerned about a good medical insurance. Hope he won't come without one, quite a few anglers ended up in my little ICU here in Terrace this year...

Hey Gkis. Anychance you are originally from South Africa?
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