Travel advice

Having a stoma should not prevent you from travelling at home or abroad. The important thing is to plan ahead and be prepared. Take plenty of supplies and always make sure that you carry an emergency travel kit in case you need to change your bag away from home.

We can offer comprehensive travel advice to help you and lots of useful information is contained in our Travel Advice booklet and in the resources about the bottom of the page. We’ve also put together a handy travel checklist. You may find our  travel certificate useful, which explains to the authorities that you have a stoma and is translated into many languages. Request a travel certificate

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Air Travel
Airports are increasingly offering accessible support, so it is worth visiting your airport’s website well in advance of travel to find out what help is available. Further information ca be found on the links below. 

London Gatwick
Manchester Airport

We are also helping the Civil Aviation Authority train airport staff. You can find our more about this on our campaigns page  and in the following article –Have bag, can travel’

A comprehensive list of travel insurance providers can be found below in our downloadable resources.


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