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I will be carrying two injector pens with medicine for

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I will be carrying two injector pens with medicine for diabetes on an international flight to Amsterdam. Do I need to do anything ahead of time like having it preapproved? Or do I just show them to the TSA screener when I go through airport security. Barbara Ballard
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: TSA
Expert:  TSA*Expert replied 1 month ago.

Hello, Barbara and welcome.

My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you today.

For the injector pens, you will need to notify the agent when you check in, and a letter from your physician on his/her letterhead stationery declaring that this medication is necessary, would also be beneficial. Make sure the pens or the boxes they come in, have an Rx label with your name on it. At Security, do show the TSO (Transportation Security Officer) the injector pens and explain what they're for.

You should not have a problem.

I wish you a great flight!

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Expert:  TSA*Expert replied 1 month ago.

You can also contact TSA Cares, a helpline that provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions and other special circumstances, additional assistance during the security screening process.

Call 72 hours prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.

Email TSA Cares

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8 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET

9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET


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Expert:  Aviation Expert replied 1 month ago.
Hi my name is ***** ***** I am happy to assist you. According to international laws you only need a letter from your doctor if the medication is a narcotic or phyciatric medication. There are no rules when it comes to the medication you are taking just arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to travel .
Expert:  Aviation Expert replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  TSA*Expert replied 1 month ago.

Hi again, Barbara.

This is Cher, the first Expert who helped you.

Your question was regarding TSA screening, with medication, when leaving the U.S and I provided information for you, regarding that. I stated that a letter from your doctor would be beneficial. This category deals with TSA rules and regulations for passengers going through security in the U.S. I'm sure you already checked the international rules or Amsterdam's rules regarding entering the country with the diabetes injector pens,

If you need any further information, as I stated, just click 'Reply to Expert' and type "For Cher Only" to begin your post. Thank you very much!

Warmest regards,


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