SECTION 4

TRAVELing when diagnosed
with a chronic illness

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION reports that 41 million people die each year from chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma and other conditions. But many millions more people live with chronic illnesses — many of them with ease. If you have such an illness, there may be some limits on where and how you should travel, but with certain precautions you can likely still travel safely, even internationally.

Detailed here are travel-related considerations for individuals who have been diagnosed with one of the four most common chronic health conditions: diabetes, heart disease, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.