If you are recently new to lung problems due to contracting COVD-19 then do not worry. Even thought you may need extra support with medical oxygen, we have been experts for well over 20 years! Travelling currently has many restrictions in place as the world prepares to ease lockdown rules. This will vary by country and rules consistently change as the situation continues to be monitored.
BUT the good news is that if you are a medical oxygen user we can help arrange travel for you.
IMPORTANT Information: Due to Coronavirus regulations outbound travel is only allowed in accordance with your guidelines in your country. OxygenWorldwide can send you documentation prior to travel but will need dates of intended travel and required medical forms that you are a medical oxygen patient.
This article information is as of publish date so please do check all regulations or contact us for the latest advice here.
You may have heard this in the UK press recently and wondering what this means? This loophole has been discovered for UK residents who own second homes. Many UK residents have holiday homes or second homes across Europe such as Spain, France and Italy. Lots of UK residents who have enjoyed their time split between being close to loved ones in the UK and also enjoying an extended holiday or summer months in warmer climates over the years.
The last 12 months has meant many have not been able to enjoy this as flights or travel was not permitted. Now the UK prepares to ease lockdown with its roadmap planned out there is a loophole for all those second home owners, but what is it?
All UK residents can travel to their second home if the reason is to prepare it for sale or rental reasons. This will come into force this week on step 1 of the latest roadmap allowing certain reasons to travel.
You may be wondering why it is called the ‘Stanley Johnson Loophole’ and it is connected to Boris Johnson’s father who travelled to his Greek villa to make it ‘COVID-proof’ which breached the guidelines at the time in summer 2020.
Below is what has been published that is an appropriate reason to travel to your second home:
– Visiting an estate agent – Visiting a show home – Viewing a property or several – Preparing to move into a property – If you need to travel for study – If you are participating in an elite sport event
Currently travel from the UK carries a fine if rules are broken and although summer holidays for many now seems to not include getting on a plane to another country; will this loophole if still allowed mean for some they will be able to hop on a plane and get to their second home to prepare, buy or sell a property?
If you are considering your trip abroad then it takes time to organise especially when you need to arrange your medical oxygen. The task could seem daunting if it is an international trip. Trying to arrange medical needs in another country and another language creates a barrier and also you have to get this right.
The team at OxygenWorldwide speak multiple languages and use trusted supplier networks across the globe. This service takes the stress and worry out of planning your next vacation to an international destination.
You can simply sit back and dream about your holiday whilst OxygenWorldwide take care of all your medical oxygen needs. To also ensure your confidence the team are on hand to be contacted 24/7 so even when you arrive at your destination you are not alone.
If you are planning a trip please do contact the team here.
It may seem a confusing time in regards to restrictions, guidelines and rules but the world is your oyster. If you maintain your safety and others you can still enjoy a vacation. Going away after all these times will feel like a breathe of fresh air you need after being indoors for the past few months. Even if you are planning next years’ travel plans this is OK as you can plan to take a much needed extended holiday trip. Maybe you want to travel the world a bit and see various places after missing out this year. It is the perfect opportunity to research, plan and book your holiday – plus it will give us something to look forward to.
Even when travelling with medical oxygen you may think there are not many places you can travel – but you are wrong. The team at OxygenWorldwide have over 20 years experience and can help arrange oxygen therapy across the world in over 130 countries.
If you have always wanted to see and discover new places, cultures of just want something different for your next adventure. Then go for it!!! Plan and research today for when you are ready to fly, boat or train across the countries of this world. There is so much to see when we are all ready.
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Face coverings are becoming part of the everyday outfit now for most European citizens. Many have been advised to wear these face coverings to protect yourself and others. The UK has just announced that they must too wear a face covering when go into a shop or supermarket or they will be fined. There are several arguments for and against’on or off’, what do you think?
Here are a few of the outlined arguments against:
Wearing a mask may inhibit breathing for those who already have respiratory problems
Dirty masks (as people may not wash them) can help spread more germs
It makes people feel invincible and therefore defeats the object
Here are a few of the outlined arguments for:
Protect yourself and others from catching anything infectious
Duty of care to health workers to keep safe at all times
China has already had wearing masks as a norm – even stylish that now it is selfish to not wear a mask especially if you feel ill, plus protects people from pollution
Let us know your opinion in the comments…
YES – You find it MORE SAFE to travel now nearly everybody has to wear a face mask or covering NO – Although other people wear face masks or coverings, you may feel this puts you off and won’t travel as it does NOT make you feel safer than before.
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There are so many options to travel with sea, air, plane, train or even a mixture and you have the decision on which mode of transport is best suited to your needs, budgets and time at your chosen holiday destination. But you can always be confident that your medical oxygen will arrive safely even if your journey may have been late, stressful. Do not worry at all here at OxygenWorldwide the team work hard to make sure you have everything oxygen related where and when it should be.
No matter how you get to your chosen destination you can be safe in the fact that your medical oxygen is in place before you arrive.
What steps should you take once your holiday has been booked?
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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It is now that time of year when you start feeling a little more festive. Christmas lights switch on, families and friends start planning get-togethers and gatherings and out come the cosy jumpers and woolly hats. Planning gifts and hosting dinner parties may seem jolly but some people may be feeling stress and a bit anxious travelling with oxygen over the Christmas season.
Do not worry at all here at OxygenWorldwide we can let you spend more time downloading your favourite book, Christmas playlist and purchasing presents for your loved ones so just leave the organisation of medical oxygen for you travel needs to us!
Here are 5 top tips when travelling with oxygen over the festive period:
1) Make sure you have notified everyone on your expected times of arrival and where you are staying to ensure that your supply arrives at the correct location / date / time
2) Ensure you pack everything you will need for the destination you are visiting. Especially over the winter months take extra care in packing the right clothes for the temperature. Many countries over winter months drop and you will need to keep warm
3) Always take more than enough supply of medication with you – transportation car / train / boar or plane especially in colder climates could be delayed or cancelled and pro-long your trip
4) If you are staying with friends and family make sure they have OWW contact details as we are available for help 24/7 and can help if something goes wrong with your oxygen supply during your trip
5) Most of all enjoy Christmas and unwind. Relaxing is the best medicine as well as laughter and joy. Make memories during your trip that will last a lifetime.
Travel is such an exciting experience and when you are not travelling domestically with medical oxygen flying internationally means you just need to prepare a bit more so that you are fully prepared for travel with medical oxygen.
Here is our guide to help you prepare for that exciting new trip across the waters via aeroplane:
It is advisable to book your flight as early as possible. Not only does this give you enough time to plan and arrange your oxygen needs but it also confirms that the airline is able to make arrangements for your medical requirements for travel as some airlines only allow 1 passenger per flight to travel with oxygen.
Plan your oxygen requirements in advance too, contact your OxygenWorldwide team member who can send you a quote upon request and book all your oxygen needs in your desired location using their extensive network and expertise.
Contact your accommodation provider or where you are staying to let them know you are travelling with oxygen just so they are aware as some deliveries may arrive early.
Finally make a visit to your GP to confirm you are fit to fly and travel to your chosen country and have everything you need medically to ensure a swift check in and on-boarding journey.
If you want to find out more please read our FAQ’s on our website for more information