Wheelchair Users' Guide to International Travel – WheelchairTravel.org

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, I’ve learned how to navigate the trickiest obstacles and deal with the unexpected consequences of being so far away from home. Use this guide to find answers to the most frequently asked questions about international travel with a wheelchair.

Travel Requirements
Money & Finances

How To Apply For A United States Passport

Understanding European Visa Requirements And The Schengen Area

Travel Visa Requirements for Foreign Visitors to the United States

Tips For Getting The Best Deal When Exchanging Foreign Currency

What To Do When You’ve Run Out Of Money Abroad – Info On Emergency Loans

Health & Safety

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