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Bringing medication into Japan


Many common medications that are allowed in Belgium might be prohibited to take into Japan, even if you have a prescription from your doctor.

To avoid the risk of arrest or detention by the Japanese authorities, we advise you to carefully read and to strictly follow the instructions of the Japanese authorities before entering Japan:

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) including FAQ

For more information, send an e-mail to yakkan@mhlw.go.jp (in English or in Japanese), including

  • the name of the medicine,
  • drug’s ingredients,
  • dosage & quantity and
  • your e-mail address.