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Oxygen for 5 days in Paris


I am on continuous oxygen, currently supplied by Air Liquide. At the end of May I want to spend 5 days in Paris, travelling by Eurostar. Does any body have any practical experience of how this is done?

I had assumed there would be some reciprocal arrangement, like with the EHIC, enabling you to get oxygen delivered for a foreign holiday for free, but it seems this isn't the case at all. The Internet is awash with private companies offering to rent and sell oxygen equipment, but I don't know if it really the case that I need to buy my own oxygen - I hope not!

Please could I have any advice or practical experience please? I'm sure it shouldn't be this difficult!

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I really don't know as I don't need oxygen but I would suggest you phone the BLF helpline and they might be able to help.

Lynne xx

Phone the helpline and they'll send you a holiday information pack , I've been told you can claim the money back from the EHIC ?

I'm hoping to go abroad and I need oxygen so it's all new to me as well, let me know how you get on.

Ronnie x

Wasn't there a BLF blog about this recently? Have a look, you may find what you need to know. P

Hi Oxcat1

I went on a river cruise near Paris this time last year.I use 6lt of oxygen when moving but not at rest.I used a contact obtained through BLF. They were quite helpful and efficient but it did cost me over £300 for 5 days.

Regards Ed

my oxygen co. gives you a batterie operated one, it only goes to 3 but on pulse it goes to 5, so i used that and i had my old man push me in a wheel chair a lot of the places, cal your hotel they always have them and call airline they have them to, go easy not hard...

Hi Oxcat1

If you haven't already done so, have a look at the link below, this tells you how you can order oxygen in France.

As always please give us a call if we can help further - 03000 030 555.



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