We are booked on Lufthansa flying from Zurich to Frankfurt in June 2008. I am reading about medical prescription bottles having there tops removed by Security at the airports. Would this happen on the internal flights and what about toothpaste etc. on the internal flights? Can one put all the prescription bottles in plastic bags and then be ok with the tops not being removed? I am worried about getting prescriptions mixed up if the tops are removed. Please lets us know asap. Thank you
I've only ever been through security at Frankfurt, and that was before the alert. But, I don't think you should have anything to worry about.
Unless the medicine is liquid or gel, there are no limitations. Thus I can't imagine they'd bother to inspect them closely. Otherwise, they do have the right to see what's in the bottle.
If they removed caps, it would be in front of you (prescription meds should always be in your carry-on) and they or you would put the lid right back on at that point. I've always found security folks in Europe to be much more informed and polite than in the US, so I wouldn't worry.
Your best bet is to make sure you have all prescription meds in your carry-on bag, make sure they are labeled clearly and have a copy of the prescription. Also, it's a very good idea to have the generic name of any medication written down, in case there's any confusion or you need to have a prescription re-filled while you are travelling.