Il decreto del Ministero della salute 16 novembre 2007  fornisce le modalità che i viaggiatori in uscita o in entrata dal territorio nazionale devono rispettare qualora abbiano necessità di trasportare medicinali a base di sostanze stupefacenti o psicotrope, inclusi quelli per le proprie necessità terapeutiche, nel corso del momentaneo allontanamento.

Queste modalità prevedono, per il cittadino che ha necessità di recarsi all’estero e di proseguire la terapia con medicinali stupefacenti o psicotropi, il possesso di una specifica certificazione medica, come da modello allegato al decreto ministeriale (allegato n.1), rilasciata dal medico di medicina generale, dal pediatra di libera scelta convenzionati con il Servizio sanitario nazionale (SSN) o dal medico dipendente dallo stesso SSN.

Anche il cittadino residente all’estero che intende recarsi in Italia deve essere munito, per poter proseguire la terapia con medicinali stupefacenti o psicotropi, di certificazione o prescrizione medica riportante le informazioni richieste nel decreto

Consulta Info for travellers.    

Tra i medicinali oggetto del decreto si ricordano gli oppiacei (morfina, fentanil, codeina, buprenorfina, ossicodone, metadone, ecc), le benzodiazepine (flunitrazepam, diazepam, ossazepam, lorazepam, bromazepam, ecc.), i barbiturici (fenobarbitale, butalbital, ecc).

Nel caso di trasporto di una sola confezione di ciascuna preparazione medicinale contenente sostanze stupefacenti o psicotrope o di preparazioni medicinali indicate nell’allegato n. 2 del decreto del 16 novembre 2007, si applica l’obbligo di prescrizione medica attualmente in vigore in Italia per i medicinali inclusi nelle Tabelle del DPR 309 del 1990 e s.m.i. 

Informazioni sulle normative vigenti e sulle modalità per il trasporto di medicinali stupefacenti o psicotropi in altri paesi sono disponibili sul sito dell' International Narcotics Control Board - Travellers

 

Per approfondire consulta:


The National Law for travellers carrying, for personal use, medical preparations containing internationally controlled drugs is reported in the Decree of the Ministry of Health November 16, 2007:

The Decree provides all the information and the procedures that international travellers should follow, in order to permit the carrying of small quantities of medical preparations containing narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances for personal medical use.

There are two separate issues:

  1. travellers entering Italy
  2. travellers leaving Italy

1. Travellers entering Italy

International travellers who plan to visit Italy and carry for their medical use preparations containing internationally controlled drugs are required to hold one of the following documents to serve as evidence that medical preparations were lawfully obtained by the traveler in the Country of departure:

  • Certificate issued by Health Authorities of the country of residence
  • Annex 1

 These certifications, issued on the basis of a valid medical prescription,

must  indicate the following information:

A.  Country and place of issue (Country, place of issue, date of issue, period of validity max 30 days)

B.  Prescribing physician (Last name, first name, address, number of licence)

C.  Patient (Last name, first name, sex, place of birth, date of birth, home address, number of passport or of identity card, intended country of destination)

D.  Prescribed medical preparation (Trade name of drug or its composition, dosage form, number of units (tablets, ampoules etc.), international name of the active substance, concentration of active substance, total quantity of active substance, duration of prescription in days, signature and stamp of prescribing physician)

E. Issuing authority (Official designation (name) of the authority, address, official seal of the authority, signature of responsible officer)

It must be issued by a general practitioner (GP) or a pediatrician endorsed by the Authorities of the country of residence (physician duly authorized to prescribe internationally controlled drugs).

The documents should be in the traveler's possession during the stay, and should be available on request for presentation to the authorities.

 

2. Travellers leaving Italy

To deal with situations in which patients travelling abroad are carrying with them small quantities of preparations containing substances under international control, they are required to hold the following document to serve as evidence that medical preparations were lawfully obtained by the traveller in the Country of departure:

 

  • Annex 1
    This certificate is issued on the basis of a valid medical prescription identifying the patient and indicating the type and amount of preparations that he/she is permitted to carry.

  • Other documents eventually required by the foreign country (*) 

It must be issued by a general practitioner (GP) or a pediatrician endorsed by the Authorities of the country of residence (physician duly authorized to prescribe internationally controlled drugs).

The documents should be in the traveller's possession during the stay, and should be available on request for presentation to the authorities.

For travellers carrying only one package of the medical preparation already mentioned or medicinal preparations listed in Annex n. 2 of the Decree of the Ministry of Health November 16, 2007, is requested only a valid prescription according to what is reported for medical preparation listed in the schedules of the National Decree 309/90.

This situation doesn’t undergo the procedure mentioned above.

(*) For more information all the travellers are advices to check thoroughly the following websites:


Data di pubblicazione: 24 agosto 2014, ultimo aggiornamento 24 agosto 2015

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