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26 May 2018 20:41 by Berta Star rating. 2 posts Send private message

Hi everyone. Having been on Google Search....Correos....Royal Mail.Uk. I cannot find an answer to my question.  Am I allowed to send over the counter medication (i.e.  OMAPRAZOLE) from Spain,where I live,to the UK? While I am asking for advice please,can send a watch to England? Gracias.

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26 May 2018 20:48 by tracyandy Star rating. 14 posts Send private message

A couple of months ago i sent insulin in the post, just put it in a padded envelope. Arrived ok.

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26 May 2018 21:02 by mariedav Star rating in Ciudad Quesada. 1127 posts Send private message

Whilst we are still in the EU you can send a watch to UK (or any other EU country) with no duty.

You're not supposed to send medication through the post according to this:

Maybe your friend needs a drug that he has been using for a long time or maybe the price of one medicine in one country is significantly cheaper than in another European country. Regardless of the reason, you should be aware of the fact that you can be fined for shipping prescription drugs in Europe or this might even land you in jail if the substance is prohibited in the delivery country.

In some countries, shipping foreign drugs is allowed under certain circumstances:

  • if the medicine is not available in the country;
  • if the shipper provides the proof that the medicine is for personal use along with the contact details of the physician under whose surveillance he/she will be;
  • if the pills are needed in order to continue a treatment that the person started in a different country.*

But many people do. I know if you send through Correos they ask you to declare the contents but the ubiquitous Brit post offices around don't. 

* It specifically says prescription drugs in that bit but the rest of the article states OTC medication as well.

This message was last edited by mariedav on 26/05/2018.

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27 May 2018 11:13 by Berta Star rating. 2 posts Send private message

Just hoping to help my daughter out,by sending her some OMAPRAZOLE occasionally. Scripts are so expensive in the uk now.She will pay £8,and I can buy them for 2.20 euros here.Maybe not a good idea? Regards sending a watch,I don't know wether you have to send with the battery in situ,or remove it? Not sure how to post on this site yet,so am not sure who I have replied to???? Thanks to everyone though. 

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28 May 2018 09:27 by briando55 Star rating in Yorkshire. 2001 posts Send private message

Can she ask her uk doctor to increase the number of pills in a one item charge on the prescription?   

Sounds better solution than risking a smuggling action to start with. 


Best wishes, Brian


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29 May 2018 21:27 by Marksfish Star rating in Vera, Almeria. 2579 posts Send private message

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Battery should be left in a watch. 

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30 May 2018 08:36 by Kavanagh Star rating in Oil Drum Lane Newcas.... 1106 posts Send private message

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Hello Berta and welcome to EOS

Why not go to the Correos office and ask your questions there. ** EDITED **


This message was last edited by eos_moderators on 30/05/2018 11:49:00.

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