Your travel checklist

For all travellers

  • Have you spoken to your doctor or specialist nurse?
  • Are you fit to travel safely?
  • Will you need a travel companion or helper to go with you?
  • Will you need any special equipment?
  • Have you let the travel company and your accommodation know about any particular needs?
  • Do you need any particular vaccinations for your destination?
  • Have you got enough medicines or medical supplies for the whole time you will be away? Remember to take extra supplies, in case your return is delayed.
  • Do you have your passport and another form of proof that you are a UK resident, such as a driver’s licence?
  • Do you have your travel insurance policy and certificate?
  • Have you packed all your medical supplies or equipment in your hand luggage, so you can have easy access to them?

If you are travelling to a European Economic Area country or to Switzerland

  • Do you have your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)?

If you are travelling with medicines for more than 3 months

  • Do you need or have a personal medicines licence?

If you have severe mobility problems

  • Do you have your Blue Badge, if you think you will need it?

If you have a stoma

  • Does your accommodation have a private bathroom, including facilities to dispose of appliances, if you think you will need this?

We have more information about how cancer and its treatment can affect travel.

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