Can I travel across the border?
Yes, but with increased border security, make sure you have the following documentation:
- A current oxygen prescription from your doctor
- Proof of “point of origin” for your oxygen equipment
What should I take with me when traveling?
- Your Home Oxygen Provider’s phone number
- Your doctor’s name and office phone number
- An emergency contact’s name and phone number (e.g. family, friend)
- A letter from your physician to any health care professional (e.g. physician, nurse, etc.) you may need to see while travelling
- A list of your allergies, vaccinations and current medications
- A copy of your treatment plan in case of flare-ups
- A prescription for antibiotics, if prescribed by your physician
- The name of a physician at your destination; make sure this physician receives current medical information from your Canadian physician before you travel
- A copy of your Health Directive (Ensure your family is also aware of your wishes)
- Extra medication, in case you are delayed returning home
- If traveling by plane with a portable oxygen concentrator (POC), bring the Physician’s Statement for Airline Travel with a POC, completed by your physician. This will authorize your POC use during the flight.