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I travelled to Italy and London this year and never had any problems with taking vitamins. Just make sure they are in the original bottle and if you are really worried just pack them in your checked luggage instead of your carry-on. It’s really no different than taking Tylenol or other medications onboard with you.
I agree with Gina. Put them in your suitcase not your carry-on.
I travelled to the states, u.k, europe and singapore in mid 2006 and I took a large jar of multi vitamins with me. I never had any problems. As long as you keep them in their original packaging. I still got sick though at the end of my contiki tour!
I asked my doctor about multivitamins when I got myself immunised and his opinion is that they are a waste of money. He said you should just keep eating healthily. He recommended immunisation against the flu, Hepatitis A (the one you don’t necessarily get through sex) and advised Hepatitis B shots too. I don’t think there’s any foolproof way of avoiding bugs like the “contiki cough” in this situation.
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