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Travel can expand your horizons. People with MS can go anywhere in the world — it just takes some flexibility and a bit more planning.

Our travel resources publication (.pdf) and the following resources can help you started planning your next trip.

Top tips for traveling with MS

  1. Get a note from your doctor about medications and any special needs
  2. Call ahead and ask for assistance at the airport or train station
  3. Bring extra medication and keep it in a carry-on bag if possible
  4. Confirm that hotels, transportation, museums and restaurants are accessible
  5. Take breaks and schedule rest days
  6. Travel during cooler months and pack a cooling vest. Learn more about heat & temperature sensitivity.
  7. Carry healthy snacks and drink plenty of water
  8. Bring a copy of your itinerary and contact information
  9. Take your time and have fun!

Air travel

The federal Air Carrier Access Act prohibits commercial airlines from discriminating against passengers with disabilities and requires certain accommodations. The Society — along with other advocacy organizations — is pursuing ways to improve the air travel experience for people with disabilities.

Learn more about the Air Carrier Access Act.

Share your air travel experiences at airaccess30.org.

Air travel regulations are subject to change. Visit tsa.gov/accessibility for updates.

Accessibility regulations

The 2010 amended Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations include new or expanded provisions for nondiscrimination policies. They cover:
  • the use of wheelchair and other power-driven mobility devices
  • the use of service animals
  • reserving and guaranteeing accessible hotel rooms
  • selling tickets for wheelchair accessible seating at sporting events and performance venues
  • guidelines on how the new regulations affect existing facilities
Read more about the ADA and people with MS (.pdf).

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