Travelling to Thailand with Medications

The Royal Thai Embassy in Paris does not have the authority to certify or look up information about your medication.  It is the travellers’ responsibility to make sure that the type of medicine is allowed into the Kingdom.

Guidance for Travellers to Thailand under Treatment Carrying Personal Medications Containing Narcotic Drugs/Psychotropic Substances into/out of Thailand. Click

Step by Step Guide. Narcotic List (Click to download)

  1. Check if your medicine has any substance on the list. You can only bring medication for a maximum of 30 days use. And it has to be in its original package.
  2. You can only travel with medicine in Category 2. If your medicine is in the other category, you can’t travel with it. There is no exemption.
  3. If your medicine is in Category 2. You must apply for a permission to travel with it to Thailand. It has to be submitted at least 14 days before your arrival. If it’s less than 14 days, you can’t travel with it. There is no exemption. (Click here for application form and information)
  4. When arriving in Thailand you must declare your medication at customs red exit.

Step by Step Guide. Psychotropic List (click to download)

  1. Check if your medicine has any substance on the list. You can only bring medication for a maximum of 30 days use. And it has to be in its original package.
  2.  If your medicine is in Category 1, you can’t travel with it. There is no exemption.
  3. You can only travel with medicine in Category 2, 3 and 4.  But you need to have certificate/medical prescription from the prescribing physician that indicate:
    the name and address of the patient
    the identified medical condition
    the name of the medications and the reason that those medications were prescribed for the patient’s treatment
    the posology and total amount of medications prescribed 
    the name, address, and license number of the prescribing physician
  4. When arriving in Thailand. You do not need to declare your medicine at customs.

** Please note that if the prescription medicines are not listed as controlled drugs, the medications are likely be classified as medication preparations according to the Drug Act B.E. 2510. A patient under treatment of medications in that category is allowed to transport for personal use medications in a quantity Not Exceeding 30 Days of prescribed usage. However, such medications fall under the responsibility of the Bureau of Drug Control, Thai FDA. You can consult the office directly by sending an email to the Director of the Bureau of Drug Control:  vinit@fda.moph.go.th  Please also send a cc copy of that email to drug@fda.moph.go.th

For more information please visit Food and Drug Administration of Thailand’s website at  permitfortraveler.fda.moph.go.th or contact Drug Control Division, Food and Drug Administration by e-mail at: drug@fda.moph.go.th  or Narcotics Control Division at: tnarcotics@fda.moph.go.th

Narcotics Control Division, Food and Drug AdministrationMinistry of Public Health  

Address: Narcotics Control Division, Food and Drug AdministrationMinistry of Public Health, Nonthaburi 11000, THAILAND
Tel : +66 2590 7346,
Fax : +66 2591 8471
Email:  tnarcotics@fda.moph.go.th

Travel with prescription medicine containing Narcotic Drugs/Psychotropic substances into/out of Thailand.

 

 

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