Traveling to a foreign country can be daunting for any person, but especially for the wheelchair user. My first international trip with a wheelchair was to Beijing, China, and I was legitimately concerned that I might find myself stuck at the airport. I had so many questions: about accessibility, safety, healthcare, emergencies and more. Thankfully, the trip went off without a hitch (well, except for one) and I gained so much confidence in traveling abroad with a disability.
In this guide, I’ll draw from my experience of wheelchair travel to more than 40 countries and territories across five continents. Frequently abroad, [...]