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Important Information for Beneficiaries Residing in Germany

German customs has recently started to limit certain items, including prescription medications. If you're a beneficiary residing in Germany, these recent changes may impact you in the following ways:

  • German officials could seize your home delivery prescriptions.
  • The US Postal Service may stop allowing prescriptions into the FPO/APO system.
  • You may need to consider a different method for receiving your maintenance medications.

What Should You Do?
TRICARE is reviewing options to adapt to German restrictions. In the meantime:

  • Fill your prescriptions at the nearest Military Treatment Facility at no cost to you.
  • Choose a local host nation pharmacy for your prescriptions.
    • Active duty service members (including activated Guard/Reserve members) pay nothing for covered prescriptions. In some cases, service members may have to pay up front and file a claim for a full reimbursement.
    • All other beneficiaries will get a partial refund.

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