I've been trying to find consistent information on this topic, so I thought I'd ask if anyone had current reliable knowledge. I have seen similar questions from recent years, but I don't know what might have changed.
My son has been diagnosed with a condition that will require treatment with methylphenidate, which is a schedule 2 controlled drug in the UK. As we are travelling to Munich for two weeks this summer, we will need to take the medication with us. However, German Customs have provided two apparently conflicting pieces of information by email and website. 1: we cannot take controlled prescription drugs into Germany because we are not residents of a Schengen country. 2: Visitors (no mention of country of origin) are able to bring into Germany controlled medication for their own medical use. A medical certificate is required.
So my question is can my son (aged 7) bring his medicine to Germany with him? If so how is this done? I find it hard to believe (though not impossible) that people who have medical problems cannot visit Germany because they need medication, so knowledgeable clarification would be gratefully welcomed.