5 Ways to Make Travel Easier with an Illness

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5 Ways to Make Travel Easier with an Illness

If you’re thinking about jetting off on the holiday of a lifetime, don’t let any pre-existing medical condition or illness hold you back. You can still have the time of your life, regardless of what shape you’re in prior to leaving. Let’s run through five ways in which you can make your journey that little bit easier, regardless of your condition.

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1) Do your research – It’s safe to say that packing the night before you travel or assuming you’ll be able to take all your medical supplies with you are risky strategies. As the Government themselves point out, there are fairly strict sanctions when it comes to what you’re allowed to take through customs in your hand luggage.

Make sure to look into what is and isn’t allowed ahead of time. The last thing you’ll want is to find out some valuable equipment of yours isn’t allowed onto a flight. Should this happen, there’s a good chance you won’t be able to go on the holiday at all.

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2) Have a Doctor’s note – If you feel there might be some dramatics when it comes to getting through customs, or any other aspect of your trip, make sure to carry a detailed doctor’s note with you. This should detail what condition you have, and how it will impact you.

Insurancewith provide some advice in this regard, stating each letter should contain:

  • A list of medication you’re prescribed with
  • Monitoring and dispensing equipment required
  • Details of what you need to carry in your hand luggage
  • Contact details for your medical advisors

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3) Avoid Strenuous Activity – If you have an illness, it might be important not to push yourself too hard. Physical exercise can trigger negative reactions which might lead to more distressing symptoms further down the line. As such, make sure to avoid holidays which require a lot of walking or long-distance travel.

Rough Guides provide a list of 20 of the most relaxing holidays for travellers looking to ensure they don’t get caught out by a hectic holiday away. Some of their top suggestions include Iceland, Hungary and Thailand.

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4) Find the time to relax – On that note, regardless of what type of adventure you’re setting off on, it’s important to find the time to sit down and get some peace and quiet. Even if that means staying in your accommodation for a little longer than you might have liked. It’s important to remember that while a holiday should be fun, that doesn’t mean you need to massively over-exert yourself.

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5) Eat well – A balanced diet is key to keeping energy levels in check. It can be all too easy to let yourself get drained on your travels – and also easy to allow yourself to fall into bad dietary habits. It’s for this reason we feel it’s so important to stock up on the foods you’ll need most during your time away.

Have these five tips proven useful ahead of your next trip away? This is not a definitive list but useful tips to keep in mind before you travel. They could make a massive difference.

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