Philippines (The)

Philippines, The

Opioid Substitution Treatment: not available

Importation of Methadone, Buprenorphine, Morphine: possible (up to 30 daily doses)

Travellers intending to bring methadone, buprenorphine, morphine or other medically prescribed opioids into the Philippines have to carry with them a certification from the patient’s home prescriber clearly stating that the patient needs the medication and that it has been prescribed for personal use only. The certification must include the specific dates of arrival and departure from the Philippines and must be notified by the town/city public health department (home country). We recommend to also carry a copy of the original prescription issued by the duly licensed attending physician/doctor.

Contact Addresses:

Dangerous Drugs Board
Phone: +632 929-1753

Any comments and additional information greatly appreciated.
Please address all correspondence to:

Ralf Gerlach
Bremer Platz 18-20
D-48155 Münster
Phone: +49 251-60123
Fax: +49 251-666580

(This page last revised December 11, 2023)