Going on holiday with a lung condition

Everyone looks forward to going on holiday and getting away from the routine. If you’re living with a lung condition, or looking after someone who is, it can take a bit more planning.

We’ve put together this information to make sure you have an enjoyable trip. It suggests things you might want to consider before you arrange a holiday in the UK or abroad. 

We also suggest issues you might want to talk to your health care professional about when you’re thinking about going away, especially if you’re thinking of flying or are on oxygen therapy. You can also find details of more resources that can help you.

The specialist nurses and advisers on our helpline are also dedicated to answering your questions. 

Have a great holiday!

Caravan holidays
How and where can I travel?
Can you go on holiday if you're living with a lung condition like COPD? This information explains how and where you can travel.
How and where can I travel?

Holiday beach huts in the UK
Holidays in the UK
Find out more about going on holiday with a lung condition in the UK and read our useful tips for travel.
Holidays in the UK

Cruise holidays
Holidays abroad
Learn about travelling abroad and flying when you're living with a lung condition like COPD.
Holidays abroad

Walking on holiday
Practical issues
Read about travel insurance, medication, oxygen therapy and other practical advice for travelling with a lung condition.
Practical issues

Swimming on holiday
Holiday checklist
You can use our holiday checklist to help you plan and prepare for your holiday.
Holiday checklist

 

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Last medically reviewed: March 2015. Due for review: March 2018.

For the most up to date version of this information and references call our helpline on 03000 030 555 or email publications@blf.org.uk.