The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has revealed the preventive health measures people must follow before travelling to Qatar to attend the 2022 World Cup.
Among the measures, SFDA said, the passengers must take their medicines with them on board, while ensuring that they remain in their original packaging to guarantee their safety. People should also carry a copy of their medical prescription and the doctor’s diagnosis to use when needed.
People must be keen to know the scientific name of the medicine, because the names of medicines may differ in some countries, SFDA said, warning against buying medicines from street vendors, and asking everyone to buy medicines from well-known pharmacies.
SFDA noted that customs officials might require disclosure of all medicines carried by travellers, advising everyone to take extra quantities of medicines in case any emergency occurs.
SFDA also warned everyone against buying medicines and herbal mixtures with medical claims not based on scientific foundations.