Hi can anyone help please. I will be going abroad in September, the first time since I have had my stoma. I am very apprehensive about the airport experience. Do I need a letter from my doctor. I am so worried about being embarrassed with a search. Would be grateful for any replies. Thank you.
Download the travel certificate from here and have with you. If you are stopped (which is unlikely), simply show them the form, and they will take you to a separate room.
Having a stoma is quite common these days, and in my experience, customs are very discreet about this, so please don’t worry.
I would personally take some stoma supplies in your hand luggage in case your suitcase is lost (remember you cannot pack any liquid or aerosol in the hand luggage)
Have a brilliant holiday.
Many thanks Andy.