Traveling overseas with your portable oxygen concentrator shouldn’t be hard, and other than a few important things to remember, it won’t be! It’s important to note that you can use a portable oxygen concentrator in foreign countries- most are as dedicated to health care as we are!
Though we do have some recommendations to ensure that your time overseas is not complicated by little differences!
Remember to Check Your Power Adaptors
This is something that we almost always forget! Before you leave, you should research what power adaptors you’ll need! You can check the world standards chart of plug and socket types, then make sure you get the correct adaptor so you can charge your portable oxygen concentrator in a foreign country.
Can You Board A Plane with A Portable Oxygen Concentrator?
You can board a plane with certain portable oxygen concentrators, though there are certain rules and restrictions that are associated with this means of travel. Check the FAA approved Oxygen Concentrator list before you leave!
We also recommend getting a note from your doctor and having a copy of your oxygen prescription handy just in case.
You can learn more about traveling with a portable oxygen concentrator here:
- FAA Regulations for Travel with Portable Oxygen Concentrators
- Tips to Travel Comfortably with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator
- Can You Take Your Portable Oxygen Concentrator Over the Border?
As mentioned above, it’s important to have copies of your medical documentation and that include your oxygen prescription and any notes from your doctor.
Though these prescriptions may not give you access to everything, most tourist hotspots will understand if you need to use your portable oxygen concentrator and proof from a doctor may help if there is any confusion.
Not sure if your portable oxygen concentrator can be used in a specific area? Call or email ahead! Also, ask the concierge at the hotel or host at the AirBnB for any help with figuring out if your portable oxygen concentrator is allowed at any local hotspots.