Traveling with CBD oil, legal or illegal?
CBD products are made of cannabis and the most famous cannabis products, such as weed and weed oil, are illegal in many countries. CBD is usually legal, but before you go on vacation with your favourite CBD product, it is good to know that this is the same in the destination country of destination. Because while it’s great to enjoy the medical benefits of CBD on holiday too, it would be annoying if you find out abroad that you are carrying an illegal product. Here we explain when CBD can be taken along.
CBD: on vacation or not?
According to customs, medicines and medications may be taken without restrictions on holiday, as long as they are not covered by the Opium Act. Unfortunately, this differs per country. Therefore, please send a message to the customs of the country you go to. The easiest way is to do this through the airport’s website where you go.
Below is a list of the most common holiday destinations. If your destination is not available now: no need. You can easily find the airport’s website where you are headed by searching for keywords at Google. Are you flying to Atlanta? Simply enter “Customs” and “Atlanta”.
The importance of inquiry
Do you find it difficult to find out if CBD is legal or illegal in your holiday destination? Please contact the customs at any time. Beware that CBD can be considered a drug, and therefore, medicinal rules also apply to CBD products. On this site, you will find an overview of all customs and their guidelines for medication. That way you can quickly and easily see if CBD is legal or not! THC Oil when travelling?
THC cannot be transported by anyone. It is a psychoactive product that falls under the Opium Act. For such products, a so-called Schengen statement or medical statement is absolutely necessary. If you carry a product that is covered by the Opium Act without such a statement, then it may have legal consequences.
The Schengen Declaration is not valid everywhere. The countries where it is valid can be found below. You can apply for a so-called Schengen Statement for your medicine in these countries.
- The Netherlands
- The Czech Replubic
The following countries are not Schengen countries but do accept the medical Schengen declarations.
- United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Nothern Ireland)
In the countries where the Schengen declaration does not apply, you also must have a medical certificate. How such a statement can be obtained, can be found elsewhere on this site. This declaration also applies in the Schengen countries where a stopover is held and is valid for thirty days, from the date of departure.
CBD: In the handbag or in the luggage?
Do not you know exactly what is the best place to transport your favourite CBD product, in the handbag or in the luggage? Then it is a good idea to contact the airport of departure immediately. Nearly all airports have a facebook page where you can send both a private and a public message. This can also be done via Twitter. Simply ask how CBD is best transported and you get connected to the right person.
It is important to leave your CBD product in the packaging. That way, the customs can immediately see what kind of product you travel with.
In many cases, CBD can be taken carefree on vacation because it does not contain THC. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to contact the customs, the airport or your travel organization.