Travelling by air
When travelling by air, put your extra FreeStyle Libre 2 sensors in your carry-on bag.
Check your airline's policy on NFC and Bluetooth devices, and plan accordingly.
You can go through airport metal detectors, but some full-body scanners may damage the sensor or cause inaccurate results. Consider requesting another type of screening.*
Your FreeStyle Libre 2 reader or FreeStyle LibreLink app† may not be compatible with FreeStyle Libre 2 sensors purchased in other countries, so make sure you pack enough sensors to last the duration of your trip.
*The sensor should not be exposed to airport full-body scanners that include x-ray or millimetre radio-wave. Exposure to these scanners may damage the sensor or cause inaccurate results. To avoid removing your sensor, you may request another type of screening. You can keep your sensor on whilst going through airport metal detectors.
† FreeStyle LibreLink is a mobile application. Use of FreeStyle LibreLink requires registration with LibreView, a service provided by Abbott and Newyu, Inc. Data charges may apply when downloading the FreeStyle LibreLink or LibreLinkUp apps. FreeStyle Libre readers and sensors are provided by Abbott.
The FreeStyle LibreLink app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our compatibility guide for more information about device compatibility before using the app. The FreeStyle LibreLink app and the FreeStyle Libre reader have similar but not identical features.
Handy tips for travelling with FreeStyle Libre 2 & other helpful FAQs
Here’s a video tutorial of some commonly asked questions about travelling with a sensor, removing the sensor and having medical procedures