Coronavirus: information and updates

Talking to family and friends about your travel plans

Sharing information about your travel plans can be a good idea. This can help if something goes wrong or your family and friends want to make sure that you’re safe when you’re away.

You do not have to share information if you do not want to. But it might show them that they can help you by being more supportive.


Sharing your travel plans might help your family and friends understand that you have the support you need. This could include things like:

  • transfers, flights and other transport plans
  • contact details of where you’ll stay
  • airport assistance
  • travel insurance and what it covers
  • your agreement with your personal assistant (PA) if you’re travelling with them
  • what will happen if you lose equipment that you need or it gets broken, like a mobility aid

You could also tell them who you’re travelling with, for example with friends or a tour group that specialises in accessible holidays for disabled people.

Planning accessible holidays abroad

Talking about your condition

You know your own needs better than anyone. But people may still make assumptions about how you will manage.

For example, they may ask you:

  • “Who will help you?”
  • “What if you get stranded?"
  • “What if you have a seizure?”
  • “What if your medication gets lost?"
  • “What if you become unwell?”

These questions can be frustrating, especially if you’ve travelled before. But you could try explaining why travelling is important to you or share blogs from other disabled travellers. For example:

Getting travel advice from other disabled people

Last reviewed by Scope on: 15/09/2020

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