Check on current security regulations and restrictions for each airport or port through which you will travel. These can change regularly.
Carry sufficient medication in your hand luggage for the duration of your outbound and inbound journeys.
Try to ensure that your sleep pattern is not disrupted before or during a long journey.
If you require any special travel facilities (e.g. dietary, transport), be sure to arrange this well in advance with the travel company/airline.
While trying to avoid dehydration on a holiday, especially if you are in a hot climate, remember that too much liquid can cause seizures.
Alcohol can interfere with anti-epilepsy drugs. Avoid drinking to excess and remember that when on holiday in a hot climate, the heat can increase the effect of alcohol.
Try to eat regularly, as low blood sugar can cause seizures.
Bring snacks with you if you are travelling at irregular hours or for a long period.
Travelling abroad can disrupt sleep patterns. Try to maintain the normal number of hours that you sleep.
Take the same precautions abroad as you would at home. Cycling - helmets should be worn and very busy roads avoided. Walking - avoid walking close to the outside edge of pavements and take care near water. Cross the road at a marked crossing or use the pedestrian bridges or subway passages. Public Transport - keep away from the edge of the station platform, stand clear of any doors and avoid travelling upstairs on a bus.
Before booking accommodation, check that it meets all your personal safety requirements. For example, ground floor/wheelchair accessible if necessary; an elevator to all upper floors; a shower in the bathroom.
Nightclubs and some bars may have strobe or flashing lights and be a risk if you have photosensitive epilepsy. If this is the case, they are best avoided.
Sport involving water, such as swimming or fishing, can be safely enjoyed as long as you are with a friend or relative who can assist in the case of an emergency. Wear protective headgear if you are cycling or horse riding. Be sure to check that you are covered by your insurance policy before taking part in any risk sport!
Certain illnesses will affect your medication including infections and diarrohea. You should seek medical attention if you suffer from either of these conditions for more than 24 hours.