Does anyone out there have experience of taking precription medicines into Mexico? Or getting medical consent letters trtanslated into Spanish?
I've contacted the Mexican Embassy here in the UK to ask whether the doctor's letter had to be in Spanish and this is what they replied:
"Bringing medicaments into Mexico for personal use only.
Foreign nationals under medical treatment of controlled narcotic and psychotropic drugs in form of medicaments -when they enter Mexico- must declare it to the customs authorities and present a medical prescription or a licence issued by competent authority. The former must state bars code, name of the doctor authorizing the prescription, his signature, contact details (telephone, address) and professional register. The medical prescription or licence must also state amount of the substance required by the patient during her or his stay in Mexico, the amount bringing into the country and the daily dose. The medicaments must not exceed of the amount required for a period of 30 days. The prescription must be translated into Spanish.
Please be aware that in order that you can export medicaments for personal use from the United Kingdom, you might need a personal export licence. For more information visit the website of the Drugs Licensing and Enforcement Unit.
Trouble is I can't find the information on the Home Office site. If anyone reading this can help please let me know. Thanks!