Disability is no longer a contraindication for travel and those with chronic illness or physical disabilities are finding it increasingly easy to move to most places on the globe.

  • Wheelchairs and aircraft seating need to be arranged well before travel
  • For those with low vision, special arrangements need to be made for guide dogs
  • If your hearing is reduced, use visual cues in order to avoid accidents from quiet vehicles such as electric luggage trolleys at airports and bus stations
  • Travellers with chronic illness or immunodeficiency (such as with diabetes or on medication for organ transplants) need to carry a letter from their doctor detailing their medical conditions and medications
  • People with intellectual disability need to be self-sufficient or accompanied by someone familiar with their needs
  • Continuous oxygen can be arranged for the appropriate medical indications such as chronic airways disease
  • Carry a Medic-alert tag
  • Obtain information on medical facilities in the area you will visit.

There are many resources now available both in print and on the web to help organise a trouble free trip.

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