Planning a holiday ?

16th May 2023

Planning a holiday ?
Read our top tips on preparing for your trip and staying well

If you have a holiday booked, before you go there are a few things to consider. It’s important to allow plenty of time to prepare for your holiday as some things can take several weeks to organise.

If you think you may need any additional health assessments for travel, please speak to a member of the CF team well in advance of your travel dates and they will be able to advise you. The CF Trust also have lots of useful information about going on holiday.

1.    Travel Letter - contact our secretarial team to request a travel letter which will detail your medical conditions and medication. They will need a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice.

2.    Travel insurance - Organise some travel insurance and apply for a Global Health Insurance Card

3.    Salt tablets – if you are going to a hot climate you are likely to need to take some salt tablets or increase your usual dose. Download our information leaflet on salt supplements and staying hydrated during hot weather here

4.    Diabetes – if you are diabetic there are a few more things to think about before you set off. Diabetes UK has lots of useful information about diabetes and travel. Alternatively contact our CF diabetes team

5.    Nebulisers – these may require a travel adapter plug. If you have any questions about physiotherapy equipment, please contact the CF Physiotherapy team.

You can find out more about flying with a lung condition including information about flight assessments and travelling with oxygen here.

We hope you have a lovely time!