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Depending on the specific medicine, the amount carried and country of destination a permit from the State Agency of Medicines may be required. 

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINAL PRODUCTS

If you are bringing along over-the-counter medicinal products, you will need a permit in the following cases:

  • the amount of medicines exceeds 10 different medicinal products
  • the amount of one medicine exceeds 5 retail packages
  • the package size of one medicinal product exceeds the following:
  • 200 tablets or capsules
  • 500 g of powder for solution preparations
  • 500 ml of solution for infusion and oral solutions
  • 30 ampoules or vials of injectable dosage forms
  • 200 ml or 200 g of medicinal products for external use
  • 200 doses of inhalation preparations
  • 10 units of medicated plasters
  • 50 g of homeopathic granules
  • 100 g of herbal substances

A permit is not required if the amounts listed above are not exceeded.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICINALES PRODUCTS

If you are travelling with prescription medicines, a permit is not required, but you need to bring along a signed note from the prescribing doctor on the need of the medicinal product or a copy of the prescription or an electronic display or printout of the electronic prescription.

NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC S SUBSTANCES

If you are travelling outside the Schengen Area with medicinal products that do contain narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, a permit is not required, but you need to bring along a signed note from the prescribing doctor on the need of the medicinal product or a copy of the prescription or an electronic display or printout of the electronic prescription.

In case of doubt please ask your doctor or pharmacist whether the medicinal product you use contains narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances. 

VETERINARY MEDICINALES PRODUCTS

Veterinary medicinal products may be carried for animals accompanying the traveller. The need for a permit depends on the amount of veterinary medicines carried:

  • the amount of medicines exceeds 5 different medicinal products
  • the amount of one medicine exceeds 3 retail packages

You must apply for a permit if the amounts listed above are exceeded.

You can travel with veterinary medicines if they are intended for the use of the animal accompanying you during the travel.

For the use of the accompanying animals during the trip, it is allowed to carry:

  • up to 5 different medicinal preparations;
  • up to 3 retail packages of each medicinal product.

In the case of prescription veterinary medicines subject to prescription for animals, you must also bring along a signed note from the prescribing veterinarian veterinarian's note about confirming the need of for the medicines or a copy of the prescription.

Schengen certificate

If you are travelling to (or visit during your travels) the Schengen Area countries with medicinal products that do contain narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, you will need a Schengen certificate issued by the competent authority in your Schengen state of permanent residence. The competent authority in Estonia is the State Agency of Medicines, thus if your permanent place of residence is in Estonia, the State Agency of Medicines will issue a Schengen certificate. The Schengen certificate will be issued for the maximum quantity of up to 30-days treatment.

Schengen Area countries as of 01.01.2023 are:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Croatia.

In order to acquire a Schengen certificate or a permit from the State Agency of Medicines, you will have to:

1.            Fill out the application form (download the form or ask for the printed form from your Estonian doctor or pharmacist):

2.            Sign the filled application digitally or print it into paper form and sign by hand

3.            Send the filled application to the State Agency of Medicines:

  • via e-mail to: [email protected]
  • via regular mail to: State Agency of Medicines, Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu

The applications for the permits must be sent to the State Agency of Medicines at least 5 working days before the beginning of the travel. The permits will be sent to you by e-mail or regular mail.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • The State Agency of Medicines strongly advises you to check the regulations for travelling with medicines of the country (countries) of destination and the countries you will be passing through during your travels.
  • The State Agency of Medicines does not recommend taking the medicine out of it’s original package. The package of the medicine you will be bringing along to your travels must contain the manufacturer’s information about the name and the active substance of the medicine.
  • It is not allowed to take medicines with you in a pill organizer.In case of personal dividing-up of medicinal products, up to two months round of administration is considered as one retail package.

In case of any further questions, please contact the State Agency of Medicines via e-mail [email protected] or phone (+372) 737 4140.

Last updated: 19.03.2024