Do you have to carry a card to say you have Parkinson’s when going abroad.
You do have to have a medical certificate listing all your medications.
It would be a good idea to have a PD card as well for the same reason that they are useful at home. You might get into a situation where the card explains things easier and better than you can.
I have never needed to show my medical certificate when traveling but there have been a few long looks at the large container of medication we carry.
Some countries are very strict about opioids etc.
Good to see that you’ve already received some advice from jimdownunder. I’d recommend that you you ask your GP or Parkinson’s nurse for a medical certificate or letter that explains you have Parkinson’s and list the medication you’re taking. We have more travel advice on our website which you can find here - https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/holidays-and-travel.
If you need to speak to someone about this, you’re more than welcome to speak to one of our advisers via our helpline on 0808 800 0303 or email us at [email protected].