Does No Prescription = No Travel?

Find out below the guidelines from our experts at OxygenWorldwide.

pharmacist with prescription

Before enquiring for your required medical oxygen, for some countries (please see list below) you are travelling to, it is essential to obtain from your GP or medical practitioner your oxygen prescription. This will enable the OxygenWorldwide team arranging your suitable oxygen to obtain a quote, without this it may delay securing oxygen supply for your specific holiday dates and location.”Requested materials must match your prescribed oxygen therapy. In case the materials are not available at your destination OxygenWorldwide will propose alternative materials suitable to your oxygen therapy.”

In some countries the OxygenWorldwide team will need your prescription and this is what will be ordered and supplied at your destination. If the equipment required is very specific there is a chance that this may not be able to be supplied. Attaching your prescription with your enquiry is the best, most efficient thing to do when planning your trip abroad with medical oxygen.

Below is a list of countries currently where you need to provide your medical prescription document:

  • France, Corsica, Monaco
  • USA & Canada
  • Ireland & United Kingdom
  • Indonesia
  • Malta 
  • Portugal 
  • Ibiza 
  • Cruises in Spain
  • Norway
  • Cyprus

*Countries are subject to time of published article. Please check with the team and always provide your prescription to ensure an efficient quote

If you are planning a trip with medical oxygen please do obtain your prescription and Contact our Team here.

Plan you oxygen travel

Planning is something we always recommend it is the first most important thing when going on holiday. Just as important as planning your accommodation, transport and things to do whilst away. Holidays bring so much joy, from meeting new people, visiting friends and family or simply some time out of our day to day lives. Those who need medical oxygen also have such a need. It may feel daunting planning a trip with the extra use of oxygen therapy but if you plan ahead and use the right experts there is no need to worry. You can enjoy the rest of planning. Whether you are planning short trips or long haul having your oxygen needs in place as far out as possible is a must. Wherever you decide to fly to and visit all you need is careful planning and Oxygen Worldwide.

For those who has just stumbled across our articles we hope they are helping with your plans; so here is a bit more about the team.

  • Oxygen Worldwide is a company under Dutch management established in 1993.
  • Oxygen Worldwide is based in Spain and operates internationally.
  • Our objective is to make travel for those who need oxygen as carefree as possible.
  • All Oxygen Worldwide employees are multilingual. Our customer service staff speaks four languages.
  • Oxygen Worldwide arranges oxygen delivery worldwide for oxygen users on holiday or staying abroad for a longer period of time, also in case of a tour through several countries.
  • Oxygen Worldwide arranges oxygen for individual users, insurance agencies, emergency centres and oxygen suppliers in your home country.
  • Oxygen Worldwide delivers liquid oxygen (LOX), cylinders and concentrators.
  • Oxygen Worldwide has an international network of oxygen suppliers and works with associates worldwide.

If you have any question or would like to speak with us do not hesitate to contact our team or leave a comment. We will hold your hand for the whole journey.

3 important things to send when arranging oxygen abroad

It is important to arrange your medical oxygen when traveling in advance. OxygenWorldwide provide oxygen across the globe daily for clients who need a supply of medical oxygen whilst away from home for business or pleasure. Here are our team’s top 3 checklist when contacting us.

  1. Your name address need to be exact. Similar to when you book tickets the documentation needs to be delivered to the correct person and the exact location. It is important to make sure you send the spelling of your name and destination address exactly. This will avoid any incorrect deliveries and confusion at your destination.
  2. The oxygen usage is also vital to make sure that the litres needed per hour and per minute for medical reasons are correct.
  3. Lastly your local contact details are just as important. Please see our previous post here to understand in more detail.
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If you are planning a vacation or travel to another country please do contact our specialist team who are able to help plan your medical oxygen supply whilst away. Our team deal with all languages and we have forms easily translated. Please see below some useful links:

sauerstoffweltweit.com  (Deutsch)

oxygene.services (Francais)

oxigeno.info (Español)

oxy.support (English)

Please see our website for full details and where we deliver to across the world.

Why is it so important to have a local contact person for oxygen delivery?

IMPORTANT: A local contact for you airbnb, hotel or villa reservation

OxygenWorldwide arranges the delivery of oxygen before you arrive and collects it again after you leave.

To achieve this we will always need a verifiable local contact person who can accept the materials on your behalf.

In the event that you do not have a local contact person because you made a booking through an online travel operator such as Airbnb or booking.com or alternative travel website and you have to let yourself in with a key or with a code, we can in only in some cases make a delivery on your arrival day or the day after.

The materials will then be collected before you leave.

Important: this last option is not available in all countries.

To enquire about medical oxygen delivery with our expert team please contact us here.

Looking after your lungs in the Summer

As the weather heats up it also turns up the dial of airborne allergies, hayfever and the warmer weather may cause any breathing problems to be more problematic during these summer months.

There are a few things you can plan ahead with so make these months much more bearable and healthier for you if you suffer from respiratory illnesses.

Here are our TOP 5:

1. Keep your body temperature cooler by sitting in the shade, wearing a hat or using a hand-held fan
2. Drink lots of cool water throughout the day to avoid dehydration
3. Check the pollen count and if extremely high you may decide to stay more indoors if you suffer really badly
4. Regular eating to maintain your fuel and energy levels
5. Taking a cooler shower or bath at home will help bring down your body temperature

5 steps to easy travel with oxygen

travel

These steps have been updated from a popular blog published in 2012.

The 5 steps to successful travel

#1 First start with speaking with your doctor so you are “fit to fly”. You will not be able to carry your own medical oxygen containers on-board with you, so you will have to use oxygen provided by the airlines for the duration of the flight.

#2 Secondly we would suggest you call the airline directly advance of your flight. Ask to speak with special services or the medical department to check requirements.

#3 Next, confirm that you meet the requirements of the carrier and that they can provide the flow of air you need and whether or not they will provide you with a nasal cannula or mask.

# 4 Confirm all of your arrangements by phone at least 48 hours before your flight boards and make sure to go over all of the rules and regulations that the airlines give you. Typically, the airlines will direct you to a website with rules for those traveling with medical oxygen or they will send you a pamphlet in the post.

# 5 Then of course if you are not travelling via aeroplane then these same steps apply if you are traveling by train or cruise ship. Coordinate with your common carrier beforehand to avoid headaches. If cruising, make sure to contact the company prior to purchasing tickets, since many cruise lines will not allow oxygen tanks on board.

If you would like assistance with arranging all your travel medical oxygen needs then please do contact Oxygen Worldwide today. Our team are open 24 hours, 7 days a week and also speak many languages.

Enjoy your travels!

Quick Facts for traveling with oxygen

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  • Speak to your GP or doctor so you can take a letter with you that explains your exact condition
  • During any flight make sure you move about to get your circulation going; you can do some simple foot movements in your seat or go for a little wander down the aisles
  • Keep your fluids up whilst traveling especially if going on a long trip
  • When you are at an airport you can ask for special assistance; especially if you find walking a struggle
  • Arrange your medical oxygen to be at your accommodation; allow enough time to do this – the sooner the better to confirm delivery and your exact requirements
  • Have a great holiday!!!

Holidays with oxygen therapy

This is possible. It does not have to be stressful and out you off from venturing further afield. Although you will need to organise and have more preparations it will all be worth it for exploring other countries, making memories and meeting up with others across the globe.

The main top tips from our experts are:

  1. Speak to your doctor first and make sure you are fit to fly
  2. Speak with your mode of transport company either the airline, ferry or train company with your requirements
  3. Contact the team at @oxygenworldwide either online or via telephone
  4. Arrangement for your destination can be arranged, organised and quoted from the OxygenWorldwide team who have been doing this for over 20 years
  5. There is also a 24 hour service so you have no worries whilst abroad
  6. Relax, pack and plan your itinerary for your trip
  7. Time to get excited!

I need oxygen for my holiday

holiday and medical oxygen

Firstly make sure you are well enough to travel and if you are unsure you should check with your doctor. Planning your holiday is exciting and do not let arranging medical oxygen put any downer to this feeling.

As long as you remember to choose wisely where you are traveling to and plan in enough time you will have a fantastic and stress-free time.

You can use the OXYGENWORLDWIDE request form to ask all questions and arrange your oxygen needs around the world. Go on what’s stopping you get planning!!

Contact Us today here

Airlines and their policies

airline window

For those looking to jet set across the skies this summer you may be wondering about how they all have different policies when it comes to medical oxygen. Please check out our useful links area @oxygenworldwide where we have listed the top airline carriers.

Click below to take you straight to our website and read more regarding travel with medical oxygen.

https://www.oxygenworldwide.com/general/links.html

Do not forget to check specific requirement when prior to travelling and inform them of you needs. Most airlines will help you but you just need to plan this in advance and make them aware.

For help and advice call or email our team anytime for more information. Feel free to contact the team with any oxygen travel queries here.