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Travel can expand your horizons. People with MS can go anywhere in the world — it just takes some flexibility and a bit more planning.

Our travel resources publication (.pdf) and the links below can help you started planning your next trip.

The Doctor’s Travel Tips: Dr. Barbara Giesser, a clinical neurologist who has specialized in MS care for more than 20 years, offers advice about how to travel safely and comfortably.

Air travel

The federal Air Carrier Access Act prohibits commercial airlines from discriminating against passengers with disabilities and requires certain accommodations. The Society — along with other advocacy organizations — is pursuing ways to improve the air travel experience for people with disabilities.

For details about the Air Carrier Access Act, visit https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/passengers-disabilities

Share your air travel experiences at airaccess30.org.

Air travel regulations are subject to change. Visit tsa.gov/accessibility for updates.

Accessibility regulations

The 2010 amended Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations include new or expanded provisions for nondiscrimination policies. They cover:
  • the use of wheelchair and other power-driven mobility devices
  • the use of service animals
  • reserving and guaranteeing accessible hotel rooms
  • selling tickets for wheelchair accessible seating at sporting events and performance venues
  • guidelines on how the new regulations affect existing facilities
Read more about the ADA and people with MS (.pdf).

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