Kratom Travel Guide - Is It Legal & How To Do It?

Kratom is scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa, native to Southeast Asia. It is used to treat many medical conditions like stress, chronic pain, anxiety, loss of appetite, hallucinations, and as a natural energizer.

People who use kratom regularly to treat pain or for other reasons, whenever have to travel with kratom are a bit confused about it. So one must know all the dos and don'ts when traveling with kratom.

The reason behind this confusion is the side effects caused by regular use of kratom including nausea, vomiting, thyroid problem, brain swelling, seizures, liver damage, delusions, and aggression.

So let's get move through it to remove the whole confusion about traveling with kratom.

Laws and Regulation for Kratom

Kratom does not consider as a medicinal supplement by FDA and DEA. But US federal laws do not consider this organic substance illegal.

Due to these laws, people can use, consume, own, and deal with this botanical substance, kratom.
All public transport including highways and airways is regulated by the transport security administration (TSA).

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Legal Status of Kratom while traveling in the USA

Well, as kratom lovers know that how much it is important for regular users so if you have to travel domestically in the US, just check the regions where kratom is banned. If your destination is among those banned areas, you cannot take it with you.

There are some states in the US, where federal laws do not allow the kratom. But fortunately, American Kratom Association continuously supports the kratom consumer protection act and now most people enjoy kratom carrying and consumption freely.

But still, now, there are some regions, where kratom is still illegal. Let's have a look at these places:

  1. Arkansas
  2. Alabama
  3. Vermont
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Washington DC
  6. Indiana
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Union County, Mississippi
  9. Sarasota County, Florida
  10. Oceanside, California
  11. Jerseyville, Illinois
  12. San Deigo, California
  13. Northern Mississippi
  14. Alton, Illinois

In the above mentioned regions, not only kratom consumption but its possession is also illegal and strictly banned.

Traveling with Kratom to other countries | Is it possible?

This is the most frequently asked question by kratom lovers, so here is the answer. There are almost thirty countries where you cannot travel with kratom, though kratom has shown many medicinal benefits, it is a bitter truth that many countries do not allow it in their territory.

Let's take a look at the list of these countries:

  1. Brunei
  2. Colombia
  3. Germany
  4. Finland
  5. Israel
  6. Australia 
  7. Cambodia
  8. Latvia
  9. Denmark
  10. Japan
  11. Vietnam
  12. Italy
  13. Jordan
  14. Ireland
  15. Laos
  16. Malaysia
  17. Poland
  18. Philippines
  19. Thailand
  20. Russia
  21. Romania
  22. Turkey
  23. Sweden
  24. South Korea
  25. Lithuania
  26. United Kingdom
  27. UAE
  28. Myanmar
  29. Singapore
  30. Saudi Arabia

So if you are traveling to any of above mentioned countries, do not keep kratom with you if you do not want to look like a smuggler.

Note: Above mentioned list might be changed because American Kratom Association is working hard to make kratom legal in these countries, so keep yourself updated by checking on the legislations.

Now let's take a look at various situations where traveling with kratom is completely allowed with justified rules and regulations.

For Kratom lovers, A complete travel guide

This quick kratom traveling guide will help you with all the queries you have been confused about:

1) Allowance to use kratom at your destination place

First, consider this question before you purchase your ticket and then plan accordingly.

So keep yourself updated about federal laws of every country relating to medications. Do not forget to take a thorough review.

2) Tested baggage to put kratom in

Do not forget to put kratom in your checked belongings while getting through a security check, so no one will misjudge you for carrying any smuggled goods or illegal substances.

3) How to store kratom while traveling

Well storing kratom is of much importance .you must have to keep it in its first-hand packaging, so the customs can easily check your ingredients list.

But if you will store it [in any of your own containers you might have to go through the drug test. so be conscious, plan before traveling avoid the carelessness, and travel happily with kratom.

4) If you are questioned what must be your reaction

This is the crucial point if the customs officers ask you about what you are carrying you do not get confused shaky be smart and confident and tell him, its kratom, an organic and medicinal herb and I use it for these reasons with nutritionist physician recommendation ( explain the benefits).

5) Kratom alternatives

In those countries where kratom is banned go for kratom alternatives kava, Kanna, mitragyna, hirsute, matcha, blue lotus, and akuamma seeds. You will feel similar effects.


Having traveled with kratom is a bit confusing and controversial but the quick kratom travel guide can help you easily. Furthermore do not use kratom without health care professionals before using it and if you want to take kratom to another country, do not forget to inform your health care professionals.