Just because you suffer from a chronic illness, it doesn’t mean you can’t travel. Whether your illness is mild or severe, there are steps you can take to ensure you have a safe and fun experience.
Consult With Your Physician
Before booking a trip, check with your doctor for any concerns or restrictions. Your doctor can offer more insight about the best destinations and modes of transportation for your condition.
Prepare Your Medical Supplies
When packing, be sure to bring extra medication and whatever devices you may need. Create a medication/medical history list in the language of the destination you’re visiting in case of an emergency.
Research the Nearest Hospitals
Look for the hospitals, urgent care facilities or other specialists closest to where you’re staying.
Learn the Language
If you’re traveling abroad to a destination where English isn’t the primary language, learn some key phrases in the local language.
Ask the Professionals
Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guide for further tips on travel with a chronic illness.
Enjoy your vacation
Know the limits of your body and fully enjoy your trip. Take breaks when you need them. Go to bed early or sleep late. Don’t overschedule your day.
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