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Travelling with Catheters

Don’t let your intermittent catheters stop you from travelling around the world – a little planning may help ensure you have enough supplies and alleviate any stress!

Can I travel with my intermittent catheters? Absolutely! Here are some helpful tips for planning and packing:

  1. When it comes to supplies - overpack. You know your typical cathing routine best. Calculate how many catheters you use a day and multiply that by the number of days you'll be away and then add extra. Plan for any potential delays, extensive traffic, or schedule changes in your itinerary.
  2. Remember all your accessories. Make a list of all the other supplies you use during your self-cathing routine. From cleansing wipes, anti-bacterial gel, to a mirror or lubricant, you'll want to pack these essentials as well. The number of catheters you pack, should match the number of accessories you use, and then add extra.
  3. Carry a note from your healthcare professional stating your need for intermittent catheter supplies. This can help to avoid any issues or questions as you're going through security.
  4. Familiarise yourself with CAA guidelines around liquids and medical conditions. 

    If you want to carry over 100ml of liquid medication, you’ll need to check with your airline before you fly. You’ll also need to carry the medication separately and declare it at security.

  5. Pack supplies in both your carry-on and your checked luggage. This will ensure you have a backup plan should something happen with your checked luggage.
  6. Keep an extra set of clothes handy. As an additional precaution, knowing you have an extra set of clothing may relieve some feelings of anxiety if you are travelling with urinary incontinence. Pack in your carry on or leave in your trunk if you're going on a road trip.
  7. Consult with your doctor. Whether you are new to cathing or have been cathing for a while it may be a good idea to quickly discuss how you can maintain your cathing routine while you're away.
  8. If you are travelling with a wheelchair, read these additional tips.

Travel with confidence.

You’ve done all your preparation and planning. Enjoy yourself - you’ve got this! If you have any additional questions, you can also call our me+™ team for any tips or advice.

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