5 Tips to travel this summer for people with rheumatic diseases

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Traveling with a rheumatic disease can be challenging, but it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a relaxing vacation. Whether you’re heading to the beach, mountains, or a new city, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Don’t forget to bring your medication and any necessary certificates with you. Some airlines, particularly low-cost ones, may have restrictions on carrying biologic treatments. Keep your medications and documents in your carry-on luggage for easy access.
  2. If you’re planning a long trip, consider breaking it up into shorter segments. For example, if you need to travel from southern Italy to Guam, take a stopover in a city like Seoul to rest and explore before continuing your journey.
  3. Choose a seat on a plane or train that allows you to move around easily, such as an aisle seat. Prolonged sitting can be uncomfortable and exacerbate your symptoms.
  4. Ask for assistance at the airport or train station. You have the right to request help, and it can make your trip much easier and less stressful for both you and your travel companions.
  5. Plan your itinerary in advance so you can make the most of your time away. Check opening and closing times for attractions, and research restaurants that cater to your dietary needs.

With these tips in mind, you’re ready to enjoy a fantastic vacation this summer. Bon voyage!

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