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Japan Customs Form 2018/10/7 13:39
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I will be bringing prescription medication in a prescription bottle with me during my travel for high blood pressure, GERD and diabetes . I've noticed on Japan's declaration form it lists "restricted articles". Do I need to check "Yes" on this and list the prescriptions in section B? I can't seem to find the answer to this. It doesn't list prescription medication in the examples either.

Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

PS: Also, does anyone know if Singulair ( for allergies) and omeprazole ( for GERD) is allowed in Japan?
by Jj77  

Re: Japan Customs Form 2018/10/7 16:44
I've been entering Japan every year at least once since 2012 and I've always brought my heart medication. I've never declared it. I've not run into any problems.
by John B digs Japan rate this post as useful

Re: Japan Customs Form 2018/10/7 18:32
My first time going to Japan I was carrying prescription medication and didnft know what to do. I didnft check either box and asked the immigration officer what he thought, showing him my medicine with my name printed on the box. He called over his colleague who took me to a room off to the side where I was questioned about he legality of my medication, why I was bringing it to Japan, where was my prescription, etc. Eventually someone came back with my passport and showed me the landing permission sticker. I was then escorted to baggage collection, and then customs where three guys studied my medicine and then a massive book, and decided that they didnft have to confiscate it.

People will tell you that honesty is the best policy but sometimes itfs just way more trouble that itfs worth. Yes I got into Japan and have been back three times since, but that was one stressful episode that I really didnft need after nearly a solid 24 hours travelling. Tick no.
by Jake (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Japan Customs Form 2018/10/7 18:56
Drugs.com shows your GERD med as being known/marketed as Omeprazole Amel in Japan, so you should be OK on it.
by Paul (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Japan Customs Form 2018/10/8 00:56
Here's information concerning bringing medication to Japan:

https://kouseikyoku.mhlw.go.jp/chugokushikoku/gyomu/bu_ka/iji/document...
by Maranyc rate this post as useful

Re: Japan Customs Form 2018/10/8 08:59
I've been living in Japan, and since moving back home, I then I travelled back and forward often up to 5 times a year, and have Blood Pressure meds, and statins for Cholesterol, and never have I declared them, nor have I been confronted about them. I always take them in their original containers with the pharmacy printed label on them, which includes my Doctors name . I see no reason to declare something that half the world swallows daily.
by LoveJapan (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Japan Customs Form 2018/10/8 16:55
Like the before mentioned..I take Asthma and Blood Pressure medications and Vitamin Tablets into Japan several times a year..never declared them..never been asked...
by Barrieaw rate this post as useful

Re: Japan Customs Form 2018/10/10 12:41
Thank you everyone for your feedback! It is very much appreciated. I just wanted to make sure.
by Jj77 rate this post as useful

Re: Japan Customs Form 2018/10/10 13:45
go to your local doctor and ask with a medicine passport. This will show all the ingredients and purpose of the medicine.
by justmyday rate this post as useful

Re: Japan Customs Form 2018/10/10 23:49
I have inhalers and there is some type of steroids is banned in Japan which is allowed in the UK/EU. I also carry epipens. I first checked my UK Japan embassy website and had enough info to clarify the meds i had was legal and didnt need to declare it.

Just to be sure I would ring your local Japanese embassy and just ask they should be able to provide a list of information and let you know if the meds you got is ok.
by r43534 rate this post as useful

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