Medicines on board

Are you going on holiday and need to take medicine on board? With these tips, you will arrive at the airport well prepared.

Tips for travelling with medicines

  • Place medicines in a separate bag
    Medicines that are in a separate bag in your hand luggage can be removed easily and kept with you during the flight. After all, a large piece of hand luggage will be transported as hold luggage if there is not enough room in the overhead luggage compartments.

  • Make sure you have a prescription in English
    Bring a prescription for your medicines in English with you. You can show this at the airport abroad if asked during the safety screening.

  • Request a European medical passport
    Ask your doctor or chemist for a European medical passport. This contains information on all the medicines you use in various languages. You can also show this at the airport abroad if asked during the safety screening.

Taking refrigerated medicine on board

Unfortunately, we do not have the possibility to refrigerate anything on board. Medicines that must be refrigerated should be transported in a cooling bag or vacuum bottle. Make sure they meet the safety regulations for hand luggage.

Taking liquid medicines on board

Liquid medicines can be taken on board in unlimited amounts. You do not need to place the liquid medicine in a separate plastic bag. Different safety rules apply to other types of liquids.

Taking hypodermic needles on board

Make sure hypodermic needles are packed appropriately. Only you or a travel companion/attendant may inject you with the necessary medicine during the flight. Our cabin crew may not give an injection.