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How To Prepare For Travel After A Diagnosis


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Your trip will go much more smoothly and your health risks will be minimized if you prepare for the trip appropriately. When you are on the move, an ounce of prevention is worth two pounds of cure.

There are three important areas to consider:

  • Your medical needs (including medications, food and food supplements) 
  • Legal 
  • Insurance. 

Also think about:

  • Whether you are up to moving your own luggage around, or is it better to send it ahead of time.
  • How to minimize jet lag if you're going to cross time zones. Jet lag can be particularly difficult if you're experiencing symptoms from your condition or treatments.

For information, see:

If you are traveling outside of the United States, see Travel, Outside The United States.


  • Packing in the world of your new normal that exists after a diagnosis is not the same as it was before. For information on packing, see the document in "To Learn More."
  • Let your credit card company(s) know you will be traveling and for how long so the fraud department doesn't decline charges from unusual locales.
  • For information about getting clearance to travel, traveling with special needs and similar subjects, click here

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