Travel and Chronic Disease
Chronic disease is not an absolute contraindication to travel abroad. It is, however, wise to seek advice from your general practitioner before travel.
With a little planning, travelling can be possible and even beneficial for those with chronic disease.
Before buying your tickets, discuss your plans with your doctor. He can advise you on appropriate destinations for people with your condition;
Carry a physician's letter certifying the necessity for any drugs or other medical items (e.g. syringes) carried by the traveller that may be questioned by customs officials
Any traveller with a chronic illness should carry all necessary medication for the journey and for the entire duration of the trip in their hand luggage Travellers are advised to check whether their medication is legal in the destination country with the country's embassy or consulate in prior to departure Carry a copy of the prescription, and ensure that both the generic and trade names of the drug are included. .
Leave all medicine in its original, labelled container to avoid misunderstandings with customs officials.
Check with your insurance company and know their policies on coverage. If you will not be covered where you are travelling, purchase traveller's insurance.
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