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Travelling With Oxygen

Tips for Travelling with Oxygen:

Travelling with oxygen may seem daunting initially, but with The Oxygen Store, you can easily plan any trip. Whether you need an Oxygen Concentrator for the UK or for out of the country, we have plenty of choice on our site. If you're looking for tips on travelling with oxygen, you've come to the right place. 

Before planning any travel, you must look into the restrictions on travelling with oxygen. You'll first need to get clearance from your doctor or respiratory nurse for the trip; this may be in the form of a fit to fly test if you are travelling by air. 

You'll want to have medical advice to help with your travel plans. You may also need your doctor to sign a letter for the airline, train, bus or cruise line you're travelling with. After you've obtained a doctor's clearance for travel, you'll need to know the regulations and restrictions of travelling with oxygen. Whether you're travelling by car, bus or plane, there will be some crucial rules to follow and practical things you can do to make travelling with oxygen as easy as possible.

Travelling with Oxygen by Aeroplane:

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that any person travelling with oxygen submit a letter from their doctor or respiratory nurse stating their need. The FAA has approved several Portable Oxygen Concentrators and allows airline passengers to carry them on the aeroplane.

Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) are made to filter nitrogen from the air and deliver concentrated oxygen to the user. As the devices do not carry compressed oxygen, they aren't considered hazardous to flight safety.

Be sure to check with your airline well in advance of your flight to see their rules and make necessary arrangements.

Travelling with Oxygen on Cruise Lines:

If you're planning on a cruise, you might be surprised to find how easy most cruise lines make travelling with oxygen. Most cruise lines will allow you to bring your Oxygen Concentrator on Board.

Portable Oxygen Concentrators are multi-voltage and will operate between 110 volts and 240 volts. If you're getting your own mains Oxygen Concentrator you will need to check the onboard voltage with the ship before you travel. Many Cruise Liners are registered in the USA and are 110 Volts, meaning that your current 240-volt Oxygen Concentrator won't work onboard.

Travelling with Oxygen by Train, Eurostar or Bus:

Bus and train lines vary in their rules and regulations. Most bus lines will allow passengers to carry portable oxygen, but you'll need to check with them before travelling. Some train lines may allow you to bring portable oxygen on board. Always call the bus or train line you plan to use far in advance of your trip so you can plan accordingly. Once you've done your homework and planning, you can feel confident that your oxygen needs will be met.

Below is our selection of oxygen concentrators that are great for travelling with if you want to buy a machine 

Now you've done all the hard work and planning, sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday!



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