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Safety during your travels

Travel tips for those who use catheters

You can safely manage your bladder with CIC both at home and on your travels. Here we have gathered some advice so you can be prepared, and can avoid the need for troubleshooting on your journey.

Good advice

Bring extra catheters

Always pack extra catheters. Your journey home can be delayed or other contingencies can occur that cause your need for more catheters.

Tip! Bring extra hand sanitizer. Wet wipes are also good to have.

Catheters in your carry-on bag

Ensure that you pack extra catheters in your carry-on bag in case that you lose the rest of your luggage. It's a good idea to see if your travel companion can bring catheters on your behalf in their luggage.

Travel abroad

Bringing your catheters abroad

Should you realize that you do not have enough catheters during your trip, please contact your local Wellspect office or our headquarter. We will gladly help you out.

Clean water

If you travel in countries with poor water quality, you can bring catheters with integrated sterile water. Do not forget to wash your hands before ISC - and after!

The following LoFric catheters have enclosed sterile water: LoFric®  Sense™, LoFric®  Origo™, LoFric®  Primo™, LoFric®  Hydro-Kit™.

Tip! If the water quality at your destination is good enough to drink, you should try to use cold water anyway since the risk for bacteria is then reduced.

Tip! If the tap water is not good, you can use bottled water. In an emergency carbonated water will also do.

Being discreet

Bring the LoFric travel certificate (Medical Validation Certificate)! This explains in ten different languages why you are carrying catheters in your luggage. There is also a section on the certificate that urges the customs service staff and TSA officials to show discretion. Download the certificate here.

Medication abroad

If you take any medication, it is wise to pack this in your carry-on bag. Be aware that some medication require certain certificates. Ask at your pharmacy or your doctor.

Things to mark off your checklist

  • I have packed enough catheters
  • I have divided the catheters between my carry-on bag and my other luggage
  • I have chosen the catheters considering my travel destination
  • I have also brought - hand sanitizer - wet wipes
  • I have a LoFric travel certificate

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