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  1. #1
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    Default international travel advice

    Hi All -

    Greetings! I'm planning to invite my dad who is currently in India to visit me in USA this summer for 2 months. He is on CAPD (using baxter products -twice a day). We have contacted Baxter and they can deliver the products in USA. I needed suggestion on the traveler insurance plan that I should take for him that would cover any emergency situations here in US.

    Also, as per his nephrologist, he is fit to travel, but wanted to know if he would be ok in long distance flight ( almost 18 hrs). Also, will he be able to carry some dialysate on flight as well? Any airline regulations around it?

    Any inputs/tips are appreciated!

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    Default Re: international travel advice

    Hi Raindew12,

    It's great that your dad will travel to visit you! Some folks ask us questions here, but it can be faster to get answers to questions like this by joining our Facebook discussion group, which you can join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeDialysisCentral/ . I'm not aware of a particular travel insurance policy, but have had great luck for personal non-dialysis travel on this site, which lets you compare policies and decide what sort of coverage would be most helpful. https://www.squaremouth.com/. Please note that this is just a personal recommendation and not an "official"one, and there are no guarantees that what you find will meet your needs. I don't know how we would be able to say if your dad would be okay on an 18-hour flight beyond what his doctor says. He should be able to bring some PD fluid with him. Here is an article we wrote about travel with PD that has the airplane rules. http://www.homedialysis.org/life-at-...age-system-one It would probably be unwise for him to do an exchange ON an airplane--it would be impossible to control the air flow, so that would be risky for infection. So, an exchange before he leaves for the airport and one after he lands might make more sense, but I am not a clinician, and this is not medical advice.

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    Default Re: international travel advice

    Hi Raindew12,

    It's great that your dad will travel to visit you! Some folks ask us questions here, but it can be faster to get answers to questions like this by joining our Facebook discussion group, which you can join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeDialysisCentral/ . I'm not aware of a particular travel insurance policy, but have had great luck for personal non-dialysis travel on this site, which lets you compare policies and decide what sort of coverage would be most helpful. https://www.squaremouth.com/. Please note that this is just a personal recommendation and not an "official"one, and there are no guarantees that what you find will meet your needs. I don't know how we would be able to say if your dad would be okay on an 18-hour flight beyond what his doctor says. He should be able to bring some PD fluid with him. Here is an article we wrote about travel with PD that has the airplane rules. http://www.homedialysis.org/life-at-...age-system-one It would probably be unwise for him to do an exchange ON an airplane--it would be impossible to control the air flow, so that would be risky for infection. So, an exchange before he leaves for the airport and one after he lands might make more sense, but I am not a clinician, and this is not medical advice.

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