Speak with your airline provider prior to travel – Prior to travel abroad via aeroplane it is important to make sure oxygen is allowed or available on the flight. All airlines have different regulations and policies so this first step is vital.
Make sure you have all the details of your prescribed oxygen needs – You will need to make sure you have the correct amount and levels as per your medical certificate. Also be aware on how to use any portable concentrator and not to run out of battery life.
Allow plenty of time at the airport – Due to the extra checks and requirements it may take longer to check in at the airport with all the relevant paperwork to be checked. But also be aware you will be able to board the plane first to get settled and make sure your equipment is set up.
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
Cruises in Spain
*Countries are subject to time of published article. Please check with the team and always provide your prescription to ensure an efficient quote
The team are so pleased that we can now get back to a ‘new normal’ as Europe is opening up its borders once again. We thank all our customers who have sent us kind words and we cannot wait to arrange all your travel oxygen requirements again.
For those planning to getaway, visit friends and family or simply in need of a holiday after Covid-19 and lockdown please do contact us with your oxygen request and our team can help answers all your questions when travelling abroad with medical oxygen.
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So you want to go away and as you know we are always giving helpful advice on travelling with medical oxygen. In our blog today we want to highlight our ‘Editor Picks’ that we have seen as the best places to travel to when you have to bring medical oxygen as a companion too.
It can be difficult to even choose where to go to for a holiday but you want to be able to have a stress free journey and use of oxygen whilst on vacation.
Hope our top 5 popular travel destinations have inspired you to plan your next trip with oxygen. Please do speak to one of our experienced team members to help advise, quote and assist you on your travel plans today.