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Travel tips

Plan a safe and pleasant journey with these travel tips for people who have cancer, are having treatment or are recovering from treatment.

  • Plan ahead.
  • Check with your doctor that you’re fit to travel.
  • Get travel insurance – and take your policy with you.
  • Get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if you’re travelling in Europe.
  • Take your passport and any other proof of identity that you need.
  • Sort out any necessary equipment, such as oxygen.
  • Sort out any travel needs - for example, book help getting on and off trains, or request early boarding on flights.
  • Check any restrictions on the drugs you can take in or out of the country you’re visiting.
  • Make sure you have enough of your medicines to last the holiday, plus a few days extra.
  • If you’re taking strong painkillers, check whether you need a licence to take them abroad.
  • Carry your medicines in your hand luggage.
  • Get a doctor’s letter with details of your cancer, your treatment, and a list of your medicines.
  • Protect yourself from the sun.
  • Take insect repellent and a basic first aid kit.

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