Four tips for travelling while on anticoagulation
1. Luggage can get lost:
Always pack medical necessities in your carry-on luggage, including part of your anticoagulants and other medications, medical alter tag or ID and your health insurance documents.
2. Hand luggage
If you are a self-tester you should carry your measuring device, test strips and any related documents such as insurance card or custom declaration in your hand luggage.
3. Impact-resistant separate bag
Put all equipment in an impact-resistant separate bag and take a medical certificate with you on board, which confirms the medical requirements.
4. Time difference
Remember to take the potential time difference into consideration and adjust the intake of your medicine accordingly. This especially applies to medications containing oral anticoagulants.