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ATOL No. 11029


New Rules on Prescription and Controlled Drugs for Persoanl Use in United Arab Emirates

As of October 2018, the Ministry of Health in the UAE have introduced new rules relating to the import of prescription drugs for personal use. The rules are still a bit unclear but it appears you can now bring up to one month's supply of regulated drugs, such as those conatining codine, etc. This is subject to you successfully completing an on-line applicationa and having it accepted.


The web address you need to reach is:


From there, you need to click on "Request for permission to import medecines for personal use"


When the next page opens up, you will need to click on "Go to e-Service"


This will take you to sign-in / registration page. You will need to register and when this is successfully completed, note down and safely store your log-in details.


From here you can fill in the form on-line. We have not tried it yet but you will probably need to upload copies of your passport photo pages and a prescrition from your doctor.