Consular Services, Western Hemisphere

Travelling with Medicine to The Netherlands

Travelling to the Netherlands with prescribed medication

If you are traveling to the Netherlands and you are bringing medication with you, there should be no problem at customs if it is clear that the medicine is for personal use. It is recommended to bring a letter from your physician stating the amount of medicine you use per day. It is prohibited to bring narcotics into the country. In case of emergency, if you are in the Netherlands and need specific medication from the US that is not available in the Netherlands, you should contact a pharmacist in the Netherlands who will be able, with your doctor's prescription from the US, to obtain a comparable medicine. Please note that sending unregistered medication to the Netherlands by mail is prohibited. (If the medicine is produced abroad it is considered unregistered in the Netherlands). Please contact us via e-mail if you have any questions.