There is an agreement that people from the UK will able to access oxygen supplies in the same way as local residents. This does not mean that it will be free – if a local resident has to pay a fee then so will you.
To access this you will require:
- A letter from your specialist, GP or nurse detailing your condition. This should be translated into the language of the country you are visiting.
- A copy of your European Health Insurance Card.
- A copy of your passport.
- A cover letter requesting treatment under the reciprocal arrangement. This should be translated into the language of the country you are visiting.
In most cases, you will have to use the authorised oxygen company for the country you are travelling to.
You will also have arrange for permission from your accommodation to have the equipment delivered and installed. There may be additional costs involved in this.
You can find a list of the European union countries on the Gov.uk website.