Medicine warning for Norfolk holidaymakers
PUBLISHED: 11:25 08 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:05 08 June 2018
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Norfolk’s holidaymakers can fly direct to Dubai from Stansted for the first time today – but be careful what medicines you take with you.
Many things from the chemist counters of Britain could get you into trouble.
Everyday medications like nasal sprays, codeine-based painkillers and smoker’s lozenges are considered controlled substances in the United Arab Emirates.
Last year a British man was detained in Dubai after carrying anti-anxiety drugs through customs.
He was eventually cleared after proving that he was on a six month voyage but not before he spent five weeks in a Dubai prison while awaiting trial.
There are currently 71 prohibited drugs on the list, check to see if your medicine is banned here: http://www.mohap.gov.ae/en/AwarenessCenter/Pages/UnauthorizedMedicines.aspx