Are original prescription bottles required to enter England and/or Denmark?

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We are traveling to England and Denmark in August 2019 and have been advised to carry our medicines in their original prescription bottles. We will be traveling more than 30 days and have at least 10 separate bottles. Does anyone know if we will be hassled if we carry a month's supply (plus a few days more) of our medicines in our pill carrier instead of their original bottles. Your experiences and advice are welcome. Thank you in advance. Cave-Johnson

We have visited over 100 countries (including England and Denmark) and have never taken our medications in the original prescription bottles. In any case, neither of those countries is going to examine your luggage as you enter the country.

Dear Marian,
Thank you very much for your reply. We are relieved to know of your experience as it helps us plan accordingly. Many thanks again. Jim & Andrew

I don't know about Denmark, because I haven't been there since 1966(!), but we go to England almost every year and have never bothered with prescription bottles. In fact, at Gatwick or Heathrow you sail right through customs. We have traveled to more than 40 countries and have never been questioned about meds.

I have traveled to 65-70 countries, and have always carried original prescription vials. I usually take old vials, taking only what I need, and leave the "mother lode" at home. Have I ever been questioned about my meds? No, I have not; but there is always a first time. Be especially mindful to keep controlled substances in an original labeled Rx vial--medicines such as narcotics, tranquilizers, stimulants, etc. Having these outside of their original labeled containers could land you in a heap of trouble. Regretfully, even a PROPERLY labeled bottle of narcotics might draw scrutiny in a handful on countries (think Saudi Arabia, etc). On occasion I have even read about problems in our OWN country of citizens running afoul with the law in unanticipated searches following automobile accidents and home searches. Perhaps all my caution emanates from observations over the years from my retired profession--pharmacist. Happy travels.

The countries you are mentioning may not pose a problem but a on trip to Zimbabwe last year several fellow travelers had medicines confiscated at the airport. I had been advised to bring along a copy of the prescription too, which I handed to the agent and that was enough to wave me in without a visual inspection. A close friend had problems with her asthma medications when she arrived in Germany although eventually she was able to convince them that they were essential and was able to keep them. Perhaps things are changing and becoming more strict?

Thank you for your information and advice. We appreciate everyone's suggestions.
Jim and Andrew