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travelling with supplements

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 07, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Hi everyone

I am flying to London from New Zealand in a week and have a one night stopover in Singapore on the way. I have quite a lot of supplements, krill, fish oil, d3, k2, thyroid meds, melatonin, phosphatydil serine, coq10, rhodiola, betaine. What should I do about customs going through singapore and london? Will I have a problem?

Any advice on what to do would be much appreciated!

D811808d3bfa5aebc7a1bd971fb6375b

on June 08, 2012
at 06:21 PM

I could picture it now..."woman put in jail for fish oil." Since you're taking multiple bottles of each supplement, then you might have a problem. You may have to declare them - but check with your flight regulations and also check Singapore's regulations as it pertains to supplements and OTC drugs.

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on June 07, 2012
at 10:05 PM

ok thanks, i will be taking a couple of bottles of each as I am moving to london (with the stopover through singapore). do you declare you supplements? also have you travelled through singapore, i dont want to be locked up for 20 years!! ha

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D811808d3bfa5aebc7a1bd971fb6375b

on June 07, 2012
at 10:01 PM

I've never had a problem traveling with supplements. I have flown a ton this year (including internationally) and I just put them in a supplement/pill case. I have one of those cases with every day of the week marked on there, and I use each compartment to separate the different supplements. The only time I've ever had a problem is when I packed a bottle of MSM. They just did a bag check and a test to confirm it wasn't cocaine haha.

9731b50b49c3ed690113b10eb5ddf046

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on June 07, 2012
at 10:05 PM

ok thanks, i will be taking a couple of bottles of each as I am moving to london (with the stopover through singapore). do you declare you supplements? also have you travelled through singapore, i dont want to be locked up for 20 years!! ha

D811808d3bfa5aebc7a1bd971fb6375b

on June 08, 2012
at 06:21 PM

I could picture it now..."woman put in jail for fish oil." Since you're taking multiple bottles of each supplement, then you might have a problem. You may have to declare them - but check with your flight regulations and also check Singapore's regulations as it pertains to supplements and OTC drugs.

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on June 07, 2012
at 10:34 PM

I've flown to London a few times with supplements in their original bottles, and other times in a spare pill separator that left about 8 kinds unmarked. No questions or issues, however it was also in my check-in bag, not my carry on.

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on June 07, 2012
at 10:33 PM

I've never had any problem traveling with supplements. I've even gone through customs with little zip-lock baggies filled with vanilla protein powder, lol. usually I just put my pill form supplements in a single dob kit. You should be fine.

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on June 07, 2012
at 10:32 PM

you shouldn't have any issues unless you are bring in huge amounts that look like for resale purpose, then they'd have issue with you....I wouldn't worry about it nor declare them, you'll just call unnecessary attention to yourself. Pack them, don't carry more than a few days on you.

You probably can try and google to see if any of them fall under the illegal drug lists (I believe sudafed and poppy seeds are illegal in Asia), just to be safe.

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