Posted January 30th, 2014, 05:16 PM
Last edited by greatam; January 30th, 2014 at 05:18 PM
We too are going to Dubai in April and have just been told about not taking codeine into Dubai. I really cannot understand this. Codeine is NOT a derivative of Cocaine as someone from Dubai had stated - I wonder if this is a common mistake made in Dubai and that is why they don't allow it!!!
Where did you get the cocaine/codeine connection??? Cocaine is illegal in most of the world. Codeine is NOT allowed in most of the Middle East (you can't take it into Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai, UAE, etc. etc) UNLESS you purchase the medicine IN COUNTRY!!! Is it in those countries-YES. Can you BRING IT INTO THOSE COUNTRIES-NO!!!
That is the difference. Imported, NO, even if it is your personal prescription without a LOT of paperwork. US CITIZENS require a letter from doctor, a prescription, a letter from their own STATE's STATE dept and last but not least, authorization from the US STATE DEPT. Is it readily available in the form of Tylenol 3 (codeine + tylenol and various derivatives) YES
MUCH, MUCH easier finding a doctor in Dubai to prescribe for you than trying to bring it in.
So no mistake confusing cocaine and codeine.