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1. Posted by Scott Don (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y

Hi,

I am travelling to Thailand from the UK and will also be travelling via internal flights over there. I will be taking over Protein Bars and fat loss pills in my luggage. I was wondering what the customs would be like at the airport for taking these pills and protein bars. Im not wanting any hassel when arriving in the country.

Any help or advice would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Scott Don

I found customs in Thailand pretty loose.
Although, I had to put my stuff through the scanner, they did not ask me to take anything out of my bag or stop me bringing anything on the plane in my hand luggage.

I dont think the customs will bother u, about your pills and bars.
People often carry mediations and pills with them. Malaria pills, birth control pills etc.
Make sure everything is in its original packets, just in case they look.

Mel

3. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

I doubt they will bother you, because if they didn't bother me with the quantity of medication I was carrying for my RTW trip (7 months worth which is about a full small backpack worth), well some fat loss pills and protien bars wont hurt. They didn't even ask to see my medicine. I made sure that all the medication was still in the original box and also carried a doctors letter describing that it was for my own use, but I don't suppose fat loss pills are going need a prescription to get. I also checked before I went that the medicine wasn't banned because the penalties are bad, but one wouldn't think fat loss pills could be considered an illegal drug.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 17, 2007, at 2:48 AM by aharrold45 ]

4. Posted by frosty (Full Member 107 posts) 9y

Quoting Scott Don

Hi,

I am travelling to Thailand from the UK and will also be travelling via internal flights over there. I will be taking over Protein Bars and fat loss pills in my luggage. I was wondering what the customs would be like at the airport for taking these pills and protein bars. Im not wanting any hassel when arriving in the country.

Any help or advice would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks

I don't think you will have a problem. I have been through customs lots of times over the last 9 or 10 years. I think I was stopped once and they only glanced at the inside of the bag after I opened it.

Now if you are Asian and you have one of those elephant sized boxes with you - I have noticed the customs officials paying more attention to those travellers!