Moving in Thailand, daily medicines to bring

I will move to Thailand on december 13th for one year. I will live and work there. I take daily life-saving medicines and I want to know if there are any limits or rules for carrying a supply of medicine.
Do I have to declare to customs?
Of course I will have my certificate and prescription

Has anyone ever brought medicines with them and knows the procedures?


Many thanks

Hello
I would suggest getting an official answer from the consulate rather than this forum especially
something this important. I can tell you I often take prescription sleep meds with me and have
never been asked about it. This past time I came to Thailand I brought several large vitamin
bottles and wasn't questioned about it.

I don't trust the vitamins and supplements from over here. I have had bouts of dizziness from
taking them. Anyway, I suggest getting a more official answer than from here

Regards

good morning - i have lived in thailand for many years and take life saving pills like you - my most recent experience was being told by immigration that i could only bring enough pills for 30 days - previously i brought enough for several months without a problem - always have letter from your doctor about medication - i can buy all the medication i need in thailand but it is expensive compared to my home country where we have subsidised medication - good luck

DanielFar35 wrote:

I will move to Thailand on december 13th for one year. I will live and work there. I take daily life-saving medicines and I want to know if there are any limits or rules for carrying a supply of medicine.
Do I have to declare to customs?
Of course I will have my certificate and prescription

Has anyone ever brought medicines with them and knows the procedures?


Many thanks

The official rule is 30 days of medicine. You can't declare medicin at the airport. Customs at the airport in BKK very seldom check passengers luggage. If getting caught, an official document from your doctor/hospital "might" work. I wouldn't worry at all,just walk through green lane.

Many many times I have brought my blood pressure medicines into Thailand, often about 3 months worth.. I always have copy of prescription or doctors letter.
I have not once been questioned by customs.
I always leave them in the checked baggage..

My situation is very similar to you..
I have never ever been queried by customs about my bp meds, sometimes I have 6 months worth X 5 tablets, plus other vitamins like glucosamine, fish oil etc..

I  also live in Thailand and can buy the meds from my local pharmacy, but they are much more expensive. Due to not being subsidised

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