[LCA2015-Chat] Important: NZ Biosecurity + prohibited items

Stewart Smith stewart at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Jan 6 08:27:22 EST 2015

Josh Berkus <josh at postgresql.org> writes:
> On 01/03/2015 08:13 PM, Lin Nah wrote:
>> Have a copy of the medicine’s prescription or a letter from your doctor
>> stating that you are being treated with the medicine.
> There is absolutely no way for me to obtain this before Saturday (I live
> in a country with a third world medical infrastructure), so I'll have to
> take my chances.
> Next time LCA is in NZ, it might be good to warn folks about this more
> than a few days in advance.

FWIW I've never had a problem going into NZ (and honestly, working out
what is and isn't over the counter/prescription medication in
$random_country_you_are_visiting_this_week is pretty tricky). I'd worry
more if it's meds that can have recreational use, but odds are in a
prescription bottle should be fine (I'm sure they're used to people
bringing them in, and if you have a minimal amount it's a lot different
than if you're bringing in 6 months supply for a 1 week trip).

Interesting thing that I found on the list: crayons. Yeah, New Zealand
is worried about crayons.

More information about the Chat mailing list