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    We will be entering Canada for a few days in a couple of weeks. Are there restrictions on prescription meds we take with us? I have a sheet on food restrictions but don't see pharmaceuticals addressed.
    Bob P
    2008 Ford F350 Super Cab 6.4 PSD 4x4
    2018 AF 29-5T

  • #2
    You can bring your prescription meds into Canada with no problems. They should be in their original containers with the pharmacy label.
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    • #3
      We just got back from a week in Canada and there is no problem, as Yabbut stated, original containers with label showing they are for your personal use.
      John & Paulette
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      • #4
        The several times we've recently entered Canada (and back into the USA) while towing our AF, we've only been asked about weapons, firearms and pepper spray.

        We had a list ready with our medications / foods / alcohol, but never once did a border officer ask about medication, drugs, alcohol, meats, vegetables, fruits, cheese, etc.

        I'm sure if I wasn't traveling with my lovely innocent looking wife, I would have been subjected to a cavity search in the middle of the highway .
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        • #5
          Many of us travel with canine or feline family members. Most of us know we should carry a veterinarian's certificate of vaccination for each.

          I've traveled to and through Canada many times always receiving courteous and professional treatment except the time almost 30 years ago when we entered at Blaine/Langley and handed over a receipt proving I had checked a semi-automatic pistol for storage at Bellingham and showed a loaded magazine. That resulted in a complete search of truck and trailer. After the search we were allowed to continue and nothing was confiscated but it was not a nice welcome.

          I've received rude treatment and been forced to toss food items by US Customs officials when returning to the US several times.
          Harvey Barlow
          USN Retired
          Glade Springs, WV
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          • #6
            Harvey’s story reminds me of Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley. He was turned away at the Canadian side trying to cross into that country because of his dog’s lack of vaccination certificate, then was interrogated for some time trying to get back into the US by customs, even though the portals were within sight of each other.
            Mark and Anita
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