Schengen certificate

Planning to travel?

If a Dutch patient wishes to use cannabis as a medicine while travelling abroad, he will need to have one of the following documents with him:

Travel to a Schengen country

If he is travelling to a Schengen country the Healthcare Inspectorate can issue him with a Schengen Certificate (PDF | 33kB) .
The Schengen Certificate is valid for a maximum of 30 consecutive days. If he will be travelling for longer than 30 days he will need two Schengen Certificates, covering two consecutive periods.

Allow plenty of time for the application to be processed.

Travel outside the Schengen area

If he is travelling to a country outside the Schengen area, he needs to contact the ambassy or consulate of the country in question. If he has a doctor’s certificate he can ask the embassy or consulate for permission to take the medicinal cannabis with him.

Allow plenty of time for the application to be processed.

WARNING

He may be prosecuted if he travels abroad without the necessary certificate(s). Some countries have very severe penalties for the illegal possession of narcotic drugs!

Office for Medicinal Cannabis