Are you planning to travel this holiday season? If so, please follow the CDC Guidelines and all local guidance. If you’re bringing your medications with you, make plans to properly store them during travel and once you arrive at your destination – especially with family, kids, and pets around. Just like when you’re at home, it’s important to take precautions to ensure that your medicines are stored safely and won’t come into contact with anyone they’re not intended for. Additionally, if you’re planning to fly, you may be wondering about issues like passing through security checkpoints smoothly, or if there are any special steps that you need to take to pack and prepare. Keep reading for our tips on safely transporting and storing your medications while traveling.
Additionally, be sure to note on the list if you have any medical conditions or allergies to specific medications. Keep your list in an easily accessible location (such as your wallet) and let anyone you’re travelling with know where they can find it. If you need medical attention while traveling, this information will help your medical team to efficiently provide you with the help that you need.
Always check the TSA website for up-to-date information. At the time of this article the following information was accurate:
Whether you’re staying at a hotel or in someone else’s home, it’s critical to practice the same safe storage methods you’d take in your own home. Keep your medicine somewhere that kids and pets can’t see or reach it, such as a high cabinet or hotel room safe. Every home’s best storage spaces will be different: discuss storage with your host so they can help you find a safe location that can’t be reached or seen. For more tips on safe storage, check out our article on choosing a secure storage location.
If you’re travelling this holiday season, be sure to review and follow the CDC’s guidance on travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic to help keep yourself and others healthy and safe.
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