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If you are entering New Zealand with prescription medicines or controlled drugs on you or in your luggage, you must:

  • have a prescription or letter from your doctor
  • carry the drugs in their original containers
  • only carry up to three months’ supply of prescription medicines, or
  • only carry one month’s supply of controlled drugs.

If the quantity of medicines is over 3 months' supply or the medicine is not prescribed to you, this must be declared on your Passenger Arrival Card.

Learn more about bringing bringing medicines into New Zealand (Ministry of Health) and on MedSafe's website.