Methadone: Worldwide Travel Guide

Travel Guide Index

To facilitate the revision and updating of this version we should like to request our visitors to let us have their critical comments, suggestions, corrections and additions. Furthermore, we should like to encourage methadone prescribers from all over the world to have their names and contact details included in the travel guide. Donations are urgently needed to guarantee regular updating. Donators’/Sponsors’ names will be mentioned.

We should like to thank the following people for giving donations:

Mrs. Dorothea Klieber, Parents’ Initiative, Markt Schwaben, Germany, December 10, 1997
Dr. Marc Shinderman, Medical Director, Center for AddictiveProblems, Chicago, USA, January 5, 1998
Roger D. Erickson, Bothell, Washington, USA, May 2, 2001(additionaldonations in 2002 and 2003)
Ms. Beth Francisco, Director Advocates for Recovery through Medicine, Editor & Publisher Methadone Today, USA, Oct. 11, 2001

The travel guide is funded by Ministerium für Gesundheit, Emanzipation, Pflege und Alter des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen


Basic Recommendations


The world from A to Z:

A Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola,
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina,

Austria, Azerbaijan
B Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium,
Belize, Benin,
Bermuda, Bhutan,
Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana,
Brazil, Brunei,

Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi
C Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde,
Cayman Islands,
Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China,Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands,Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire,
Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus,

Czech Republik
D Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark,
Dominican Republic
E Ecuador, Egypt, El
, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea,

Estonia, Ethiopia
F Fiji, Finland,
G Gabon, Gambia (The), Georgia, Germany, Ghana,
Greece, Grenada,
Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau,
H Haiti, Honduras, Hong
, Hungary


Iceland, India, Indonesia,
Iran, Iraq, Ireland,
J Jamaica, Japan, Jordan
K Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (North), Korea (South),
Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan
L Laos, Latvia, Lebanon,
Lesotho, Liberia, Libya,

Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
M Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives,
Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius,Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia,
Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar
N Namibia, Nauru, Nepal,
Netherlands (The),
, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norway
O Oman
P Pakistan, Palau, Panama,
Papua New Guinea,
Paraguay, Peru, Philippines
, Poland, Portugal
Q Qatar
R Romania, Russia, Rwanda
S San Marino, São Tomé and Principe,
Saudi Arabia,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore,
Slovak Republic, Slovenia,
Solomon Islands, Somalia,

South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka,St Kitts and Nevis, St
, St Vincent and the Grenadines,
Sudan, Surinam, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland,
T Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand,
Timor-Leste, Togo,
Trinidad and
, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,
U Uganda, Ukraine, United
Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (Great
, United States of America,
Uruguay, Uzbekistan
V Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
W Western Samoa
Y Yemen


Zambia, Zimbabwe

Please, do not forget to read theBasic Recommendations Regarding the “, the “Foreword” and the “Introduction” to the travel guide.

We have come across the idea to add further items to each country’s page such as “Travellers’ Experiences”, “Doctors’ Experiences” etc. We think it would be great to be able to present practical expert experience. Experiences reported should not date back before January 1997, because the regulations documented here are those currently effective. So please send us your personal stories and experiences. Let our readers know how things work in practice. No identification data of patients (e.g. email adresses or phone numbers etc.) will be given on this site. So far there are two reports on the Thailand page. Reports on other countries greatly appreciated!

Please address all correspondence to:

Ralf Gerlach
The Travel Resource Center
Bremer Platz 18-20
D-48145 Münster
Phone: +49 251-60123
Fax: +49 251-666580