I know that this is posted in the Denmark section, which is the main country to visit, but going through Madrid and Kiev (both connecting in Munich) on the way to Copenhagen. Daughter will be studying abroad in Denmark so will need to bring a 5-6 month supply of Melatonin and wondering if this will be a problem in any of these countries. Thank you.
I have no idea if it is allowed but long term usage should be discussed with her doctor if she hasn’t done so already.
I think the US is the only country that allows it OTC. She really should be under medicine supervisions for her underlying condition for that length of time
Melatonin requires a prescription in Denmark, so yes that would be a problem.
Also, she is studying in Denmark, not Antarctica. She doesn't need to bring a 5-6 month supply of anything, it will probably be easier to buy it in Denmark.
First point - no one has ever looked in our bags and thus questioned the various pills my wife and I routinely take with us on our trips. No one has ever examined our bags, other than the X-ray scan at the airpots (we do carry-on only).
Second point - does she have a proper visa to be there that long? She is exceeding 90 days.
As someone else have already pointed out, melatonin isn't available OTC in Denmark - it's only available for those with a prescription. Not sure if that's an issue or not when importing though.
You can read about bringing medicine to Denmark in the link below. It's only allowed to bring medicine for 3 months personal use when you're coming from a non-EU/EEA country. There's more to the story though, so do click the link. Link: Danish Medicines Agency: Are you bringing medicine into Denmark?
The agency also have a contact form you can use if you're in doubt. They can probably give you a better reply than anyone on this forum. Link: Danish Medicines Agency: Do you want to import medicines? (click the link under 'Form' to go the contact form).
Thank you everyone!
Yes, she is under medical supervision... her doctor suggested melatonin. She is studying abroad through her university, so they will provide the Visa, etc. and work with her on other entry requirements. Good idea if she can get melatonin readily in Denmark so she won't have to bring so much! Nervous about TSA... recently my hand sanitizer set off all sorts of warnings in the PreCheck line even though I have traveled with the same bottle of sanitizer for the last few months (8 oz bottle, now they allow 12 oz). Who knows what set it off, but TSA dumped EVERYTHING out of my carefully packed carry on bags and much fell on the airport floor, etc. Not something I want my daughter to go through (or similar that she went through after having a package of microwaveable rice in her carry on!).
Not entirely sure what medical supervision means, but it sounds like she should get in touch with a danish doctor when she arrives.
That's a good idea, as she will have medical coverage through the university to cover her study abroad. I will suggest that she look into seeing a Danish physician.
Then she probably can get help with whatever her problem is, including a prescription for melatonin if needed.