Holidays and travel (Asthma)

21) Portable equipment you may need when flying

medication_1st_aidOften, the following items need to be approved in advance of flying:

  • Portable medical electronic devices i.e. Automated External Defibrillators.
  • Nebuliser.
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines (CPAP).
  • Pacemakers – you may have to declare if you have a pacemaker when going through airport security.


  • You may not be guaranteed a power supply so ensure you have adequate battery life.
  • Your baggage allowance may be affected.
  • There may be a weight limit.
  • You may need a doctors letter.


Check before booking to avoid problems down the line.
Be ready to provide details of the device i.e. the make and model, type of battery.

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