I have been meaning to write a Basic Country by Country Guide to Importing Generic Hepatitis C Treatment.
So, this is a brief, country by country, guide for getting Generic Harvoni, Epclusa or Sofosbuvir + Daclatasvir shipped by courier or by mail order. For specific details about your country please email me using the form at the bottom of this page.
I get many inquiries from many different countries around the world every day and so for this reason, over the last couple of years, I have investigated the importation rules of most countries on the Earth. That is why I am sharing – Getting Mail Order Harvoni or Epclusa: A country by county guide
I do know which countries allow residents to import medicines for personal use and which prohibit this importation. I also know which countries have slightly vague or contradictory rules about personal importation and how to by-pass those rules if needed. I can say for certain that I have been able to figure out a way of getting Hepatitis C medicines to every country I have had enquiries from. Every single person who has asked for my assistant to get generic Harvoni or generic Epclusa has received their Hep C medication. That is my mission, that is my challenge!
Recently I even by-passed US boycotts of Venezuela to get generic Harvoni to patients there (it was difficult and protracted but we succeeded).
It is my purpose to get Hepatitis C medications to anyone who needs them in any country regardless of rules that might block access to treatment. To do this in some countries we have had to find loop holes in their rules and in other countries we have used “back door” routes. I have done my best to get Hep C medicines to the people who need them without breaking any laws but the truth is if a person is dying from Hepatitis C and I have the medicines that would save their life I would happily break some stupid law to get that medicine to them.
Here I will list the countries that it is possible to ship generic Hepatitis C medicines to; I will include some comments on each country. I have not included every country, just the main ones I have helped people with shipping generic Hepatitis C treatments. If your country is not on this list please email me and I will happily share information on getting Hepatitis C treatment in your country.
It is legal and easy to ship generic Hep C medicines to Australia however the treatment is now available through the Australian health system so for most people it is not necessary.
Technically Canada allows mail order / courier importation of generic medicines only if it is done by a doctor or pharmacist however recently Canada Health and Canada Customs have been blocking shipments even via these methods. This has meant I have had to “get creative” with shipping generic Hepatitis C medicines into Canada. I can say, at this point in time, I have 100% success getting generic Harvoni and Epclusa into Canada via “back door” methods. Please look at my page about importing generic Hepatitis C medication into Canada.
Britain has the best rules in the world for importing medicine for personal use.
Under British law, you do not require a prescription from a UK doctor to import generic Hep C treatment into the UK. Any recent medical report will suffice and that makes it very easy and cheap to import generic Hep C meds into the UK. We regularly send shipments to all parts of the UK. Any E.U. citizen residing in the U.K. can also receive medication there.
This means that people in countries like France and Germany can simply go to the U.K. and receive their generic Epclusa or Harvoni there.
Importing generic Hep C medication into the USA is in a strange situation where the FDA has discretion about whether or not to allow a person to import mail order their generic Hep C medicines. However in reality the FDA very rarely gets involved in the shipping of generic Hep C meds to the USA for personal use. Since 2015, when I first began helping people in the USA import generic Hep C DAAs there has not been even one instance where the FDA have blocked a shipment. So if you are in the USA I can tell you that there will be no problem sending you Hep C medication.
There is no problem to import Hepatitis C drugs into Brazil. You simply need your doctor to write a prescription for Harvoni or Epclusa and I will organise the rest. For more information, written in Portuguese, on importing generic Hep C treatment into Brasil click here.
Hepatitis C treatments can be shipped to Mexico. There is no problem sending Hepatitis C medicines to Mexico but the shipping is slow there and can take up to 3 weeks to be delivered.
There is no problem at all importing Hep C meds into Romania for personal use. A Romanian resident simply needs a Romanian doctor’s prescription and to pay the import tax on receiving their medicines. We regularly send shipments to Romania.
There is no problem at all importing Hep C meds into Lithuania. A Lithuanian resident simply needs a their doctor’s prescription and to pay the import tax on receiving their medicines. We regularly send shipments to Lithuania.
Like Lithuania there is no problem getting mail order Harvoni or Epclusa sent to Latvia. Actually Latvia is a great example of a sensible government, not corrupted by Big Pharma. In 2016 the President of changed the rules about importing generic Harvoni and other Hep C medicines from India and made it very simple for Latvians to import these medicines. Again, all that is needed is a Latvian Prescription. Click This Link for more information
Like most East European countries (except Serbia and Croatia) importing medicines into Poland for personal use is no problem if you have a prescription. For extensive information on importing Hepatitis C generic treatments into Poland please use this link to visit the Polish support website. It has everything you need http://noweleki.hepatitisc.pl/p/leki-z-indii.html
It is possible to import generic Hep C meds in Slovakia and I have assisted a number of people to do this. It requires a local doctor’s prescription.
It is not difficult to import generic Hepatitis C medicine into Slovenia and can be done with a local doctor’s prescription
There are no problems importing generic Hepatitis C medicines into Estonia. In Estonia there is no requirement for a prescription. However it is always good to have your doctor involved in the treatment process. Click the link for more information of importing Hepatitis C medicines into Estonia.
I have helped quite a few people import generic Hepatitis C medicines into Kazakhstan over the past year and now that the price of sending generic Harvoni to Kazakhstan has dropped to US$900 for 12 weeks treatment it is completely legal and easy to send treatments with generic medicines for Hep C to Kazakhstan.
Please read the information below send to me by a person in Kazakhstan:
I have been looking further into the courier delivery of the medicine package into Kazakhstan. I have just spoken with our local DHL office with regards to customs clearance of the courier package containing medicines. I have been told that to be able to custom clear it in Kazakhstan, the total weight and total value of the package should not exceed 0.5kg and USD 1,000 respectively. Also we will need to produce a doctor’s prescription which should state the name of the medicine which corresponds to the one on the pack which is being couriered as well as the quality certificate for the medicine.
There are no problems importing generic Hep C medicines into Greece. A local doctor’s prescription is desirable but not essential. The main problem for Greeks is the issue of sending money over seas as there is a limit of $500 per month. Of course there are ways around that.
Like many Eastern European countries a local doctor’s prescription is preferred but not essential to import generic medicines into Bulgaria.
Importing Harvoni and other Hepatitis C medicines such as Epclusa into Serbia is difficult but not impossible. Generally the medicines have to come via another country. As a rule I have one or two treatments of generic Harvoni or generic Epclusa in Serbia, being help by a volunteer. So if you are a Serbian person with Hepatitis C it is simply a matter of contacting me and I can organise the medicines to be mailed to you from within Serbia.
New Zealand has about the same rules for importing generic Hep C medicines as Australia and we organise shipments to New Zealand regularly. People with Hep C in New Zealand need to get their doctor to fill in a Medisafe form. This allows the importation of Hep C medicines for personal use
If you are in China and wanting generic Harvoni or Epclusa it is preferable to have a prescription from a Chinese Doctor. However it is not essential.
So if you want to get generic Hep C medicines mailed into China or Hong Kong we can organise shipments to China without a prescription and do so regularly.
As with China it is preferable to have a local doctor’s prescription however Big Pharma, particularly Gilead, has put a lot of pressure on Taiwanese doctors. So we can organise shipment without a local prescription and do so several times every month.
There are not problems sending generic hepatitis C medicines to Cambodia
There is no problem sending generic Hep C medicines to the Philippines, a local doctor’s prescription is preferred but not essential.Click This Link for more information
There are no problems sending generic Hep C treatments to Indonesia, once again a local doctor’s prescription is preferred but not essential.
There is no problem importing generic Hep C medicines into Malaysia Click This Link for more information
There is no problem sending to the Ukraine but it requires a doctor’s prescription and then permission from the Ministry or Health. This process usually takes about 3 weeks.
Like Ukraine a prescription and permission is required. There is a form called a “Section 20” this will give you permission to bring in the generic Harvoni or Daclatasvir. It will also take about 3 or 4 weeks to process.
The rest of Africa
There are no problems with sending generics to most African countries and they are generally available there already because the Bangladesh maker of Twinvir, Incepta, is already distributing through most African countries. For information about importing Harvoni or Epclusa into a specific African country please contact me direct by email.
A doctor’s prescription is required to import generic Hep C treatment into Saudi Arabia.
United Arab Emirates
There is no problem importing Hepatitis C treatment into the United Arab Emirates provided you have a local doctor’s prescription. Here is some information from a person in the UAE who imported generic Harvoni for treating his mother. “The was not too much problem importing the Harvoni into UAE , the pills were initially held by customs for two weeks and then sent to local post office. After that a person from Ministry of Health thoroughly reviewed this pills for any illegal substances and then released them. We were of course worried we might not get them, but it all worked out well at the end.”
It is not legal to import generic Hep C meds into Ireland by mail order or courier however it is legal to import them on one’s person. As most Irish people have friends or relatives in the UK, so the best option is to go to the UK for a week or so and have the meds sent to the address where you are staying and take them home to Ireland. All totally legal. I can give more advice on this route.
Rules vary from country to country. As with the USA and the UK Big Pharm has a lot of influence and control over the medical professions in the countries of “Old Europe” that is the parts of Europe that were not part of the Soviet Union.
So countries like France, Germany, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark and so on have restrictive rules against importing medicines for personal use. Most allow their citizens to bring medicines back home if they have been abroad so the best solution for people in these countries is to simply go to the UK and stay in a hotel or B&B or with a friend for a week and get the medicines sent to them in the UK and then head home.
For most people it is cheaper and easier to fly to the U.K. than flying to India.
There a some major differences between various South American countries.
The countries where there are favorable importation rules are:
It is no problem to import Hepatitis C drugs into Brazil. For more information on importing generic Hep C treatment into Brasil click here.
Importing Hepatitis C medicine into Peru is permitted but will attracts about 15% import duty.
Argentina is the most difficult country for importing Hepatitis C treatment. People in Argentina should consider travelling to a nearby country with easier rules
I have helped people from all the above countries import generic Hep C treatment with no problems. However some require a local doctor’s prescription.