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Airport assistance is available if you have mobility issues or a disability. Assistance can be arranged before you fly to help make your travel easier.

Inform your airline, tour operator and accommodation provider:

Ensure you discuss your personal mobility and medical circumstances with the tour operator, airline and accommodation provider. Provide all details in writing too. The ABTA checklist will give you an idea of what information you need.

Travelling with a wheelchair:

Take a certificate of compliance for any motor batteries, and request that the wheelchair is available in transit if you’re making complex, connecting air journeys. Should small repairs to the wheelchair need to be made while away, a local hospital may be able to help. Another handy tip: take a door wedge. They’re really good for keeping doors open and making life easier!

Accessible Travel on the Isle of Wight – Isle Access

Our vision is that residents and visitors alike can enjoy as much of the Isle of Wight as possible. Our mission is to make the Island more accessible and inclusive for people of all ages. Our aim is to support disabled people by removing barriers to access, enabling disabled people to enjoy a better quality of life and achieve new skills and experiences.

Visit Isle Access/Accessible Travel

Tourism for All:

This charity is dedicated to making travel accessible for everyone. Its website Tourism For All provides a simple way to find accessible destinations and places to stay around the UK. With links to Visit England, Visit Scotland and Visit Wales, the detailed information on individual attractions and accommodation is remarkable.

Helpful Links:

Accessible travel tips & information

Citizens Advice/help for disabled travellers

Civil Aviation Authority/passengers with disabilities

Updated 23/06/2020