Holiday Oxygen Abroad for COPD sufferers

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For those who are unaware you can now travel anywhere in Europe and receive your oxygen requirements against your EHIC card. Also many more airlines are now providing on board oxygen for passenger use (some charge) and both Monarch & EasyJet will allow you take 2 cylinders with you for use on board during the flight. Obviously you need to arrange this prior to your flight and will need a letter from your GP stating you are fit to fly and also the flow rates required. To arrange oxygen in the country of stay you need to check out on the internet where to apply and how to fax the information required. Takes a bit of time and effort but worth it if you fancy a holiday abroad.

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    My supplier says that I must not take my cylinders out of the UK and offered no advice. NHS confirms that UK prescribed cylinders must not be taken out of the country.

    An alternative would be a portable concentrator but these are very expensive to hire and the insurance cover excludes leaving it in an unattended car, so it would have to be lugged into every hotel. My wife is understandably not keen on this any more after the last holiday when the strap gave way and the unit crushed her foot.

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      Nothing is ever easy is it? I really don't know what else to suggest for you.

      I take two of my cylinders on flights with me and nothing is ever said but then I am not letting them out of my sight so not likely to go astray.

      Hope you find a solution

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    I am planning to visit Toronto Ontario, I am trying to find suppliers of concentrators for hire in Toronto, I have tried 2 but no help, Is there anyone out there who can help?
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