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Travelling with a child with cystic fibrosis

When you have a child with cystic fibrosis, you will want to:

  • Go where you can easily access a Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
  • Bring a pre-paid phone card so you can ask for further advice when you are abroad
  • Coordinate with your oxygen supply provider to ensure you always have a supply
  • Apply for the right travel insurance that covers medical care, emergency evacuation, and trip cancellation
  • Get all the recommended vaccinations to protect everyone's health
  • Bring a surplus of medication with you (along with a doctor's note for airport security)

Tips for flying with a child with cystic fibrosis

Flying with a child with cystic fibrosis can be difficult, which is why you will need to:

  • Notify your airline of your needs
  • Have a medical certificate that tells the airline your child is healthy enough to fly
  • Take advantage of pre-boarding and disinfect your area as soon as possible
  • When you land, do a sinus rinse to reduce the risk of infections
  • Wear a mask to minimise airborne pathogen and pollution risk from entering the lungs

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