We understand that it is very important for our patients to live a normal life as much as possible. This may involve going on holiday.
You can organise holiday oxygen by contacting your Linde homecare team.
Going on holiday with oxygen involves more detailed planning. Please contact us about one month prior to travelling if it is in your home country.
If you are planning to travel abroad or to fly, contact us for help and advice prior to booking your holiday. If you have any questions about travelling with oxygen, then contact your local homecare team.
Transporting and travelling with oxygen
With car transport, the oxygen must be in secured oxygen concentrators; containers with liquid oxygen must be transported upright. Ensure good ventilation.
With boat journeys or ferry transport, you must find out what rules apply before bringing oxygen on board. Contact the shipping company you are travelling with.
When flying, you must find out what rules apply with your chosen airline. The rules vary between different companies.
Travelling internationally with oxygen
When you are travelling longer distances, it is important to plan your trip well in advance and contact your travel agent, oxygen nurse and Linde. Our partner Oxytravel will help you and can take care of your oxygen needs at your travel destination.
Travelling with sleep therapy and ventilation equipment
Sleep therapy and ventilation
Contact your physician to check that your proposed trip is medically safe, and to obtain additional copies of your prescription. If you are travelling by plane, do NOT check-in your equipment.
Use a copy of your prescription to show that your device is a medical device and to be carried on as hand luggage. Contact your airline in advance to check all special conditions.
Travelling abroad with sleep therapy and ventilation equipment
Check the acceptable currents on the back of the device or contact your technician. Your medical device is generally equipped with a universal electrical power supply that allows it to operate in different countries. However, it may be necessary to use an electrical adapter, which you can find in the travel section of your local pharmacy or pick up at the airport before you leave.