JornayaTrusted Form

Traveling & Moving With Medication

Deliver Your Household Stress Free

Compare our rates to or from: any location in the world

  • Deliver Your Home Stress Free and Have Peace of Mind
  • Licensed, Bonded and Insured Carriers Near You
  • Award Winning Service, Always on Time

Get instant quotes using our form, or call:

House Moving Quote Calculator
Traveling & Moving With Medication
Traveling & Moving With Medication

If you are conducting a long distance or international move, you may be thinking of traveling yourself on an airplane. If so, you should really think long and hard about how to transport your medications. This is not an easy issue, given the strict airport security and other rules that many travelers will be facing. Here are the top tips for airline travel and moves with medication.

Transfer Prescriptions

This is the obvious first step. You should find out the locations of any new pharmacies in your new area. Ideally, this could be a different location of the same national (or international) company, like Walgreen's or CVS.

In many cases, this can be done quickly by using the online website of the company in question. Even if this is not possible, it shouldn't take more than a quick phone call to your new pharmacy; they should be able to easily set up the transfer. If it will be a brand new pharmacy, give them a call with your prescription information and they will most likely be able to transfer everything over.

A-1 Auto Transport ships worldwide. Click Here or call to get a free, no obligation to buy, price quote for your shipment.

Pack Medicine In Carry-On

Honestly, this is really the safest place for your medicine. This way, it will be with you on the plane. Even if your other luggage is lost or misdirected, you will still at least have your medicine. Yes, it might take up a fair amount of space while in this bag, but it is certainly better than the alternative if something were to happen.

One strategy to consider is only taking a portion of your medication in your carry-on bag. This way you should have enough doses to make it through any unexpected delays or other problems.

Keep Prescription Label With Medication

This is more of a personal decision since it is not always required. However, having the prescription label together with the medication can be a good idea. Laws do vary from state to state and simply having this label can make things go a lot smoother if there is ever any question.

The same can be said for keeping your actual prescription form and maybe even proof of purchase. This can be especially helpful while traveling into or through foreign countries. Always check their laws and customs regulations ahead of time as well, since they might limit your specific type of medication.

Notify Security You Have Medications

While you are certainly permitted to carry your medications with you in any form, liquids in the amount of 3+ ounces may be inspected, according to TSA rules. This can also apply to additional medical supplies, such as:

  • Syringes
  • Oxygen tanks
  • IV Bags
  • Ice packs, not frozen solid

By following this tips, you should have a much easier time traveling with your medications.

Joe Webster
Written By:Joe Webster
Connect with Joe Webster on facebookConnect with Joe Webster on linkedin

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today
Get an Instant Quote

Or Call Us Today and Speak to Directly to Our Sales Team:

Our Partners:

Better Business Bureau Accredited
FMCSA Member
INC. 500 Member
VeriSign Secured
AMSA Member

A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
Copyright © 1988-2020, A-1 Auto Transport - All Rights Reserved.