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Sleep Apnoea On Holiday

FAQ’s regarding Sleep Apnoea patients and their holidays.

Can I go out on holidays if I’m a sleep apnoea patient? 

Yes, you can, but please take into account the guidance below.

Should I stop using my CPAP device if I go on holidays?
No, as you know from your prescriber and care provider, you shouldn’t stop using your device unless directed by your prescriber.

How should I transport the device?

Travel with the bag you’ve received from your care provider.  As well as your device, you will also need to take all of your accessories, including: wi-fi modem, mask, tubes,filters, humidifiers, user manuals and a copy of your prescription.

What should I take into account prior to travel?             
Prior to your travel, please contact your:

  • Care provider and let them know your holidays period. This can be of a great help in case anyservice is expected for you during that period
  • Prescriber in case he needs to give you some specific information or advice

Regarding your destination:

1. Ensure that you have a compatible plug/ adapter related to your destination if travelling abroad.

2. Ensure the electricity system of your destination is compatible with your plug-in. E.g. USA power network is compatible in terms of plug-in, but the voltage is different.

3. Ensure that you have an adequate power source so that the machine works perfectly. E.g. If going camping, or to a caravan, do you have access to a socket/ external battery supply?

4. If you use remote monitoring, check for Wi-fi in your destination.  By keeping connection with your Wi-fi your updated use information will be available for your prescriber.

5. Take a copy of your prescription as it may help you in case of a potential issue.

6. Have a contact of a Home HealthCare company in your destiny country. 

What if I am taking a long-haul flight?

Please find below some recommendations to travelling on an airplane that must be taken into account to ensure a pleasant flight.

  • Contact your airline for information regarding travelling with your medical device - It is ok to take some devices onboard inside the cabin, but that doesn’t apply to all devices or the ability to be linked to humidifiers should you have one prescribed.  
  • We recommend carrying the device in its bespoke CPAP bag, and that the device is taken onto the plane with you whether you plan to use it for your flight or not. This is to protect it from damage. 
  • If required, Air Liquide can provide you with a travel letter in english specifying the purpose of the device
  • If needed Air Liquide can put you in contact with other Air Liquide affiliates that will kindly give you service during your period