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Air passenger rights

Air passenger rights

Air passenger rights

Rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air

The Regulation by the European Commission N 1107/2006 (commonly shoretened in Regulation (EC) N° 1107/2006) sets out the rights of air passengers with a disability or a reduced mobility. It came into effect on 15 August 2006 and in short, it:

-        prevents airlines from refusing reservation or boarding to passengers because of their reduced mobility or disability

-        guarantees that passengers receive free-of-charge assistance (in airports and on board) making it possible for them to travel by plane like any other passenger

Read the full text of the EC Regulations in English or on your language:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=URISERV%3Al24132

Know more about your rights by visiting the following link:

http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/passenger-rights/reduced-mobility/index_en.htm

European Health Insurance Card

If you are a EU citizen, you are entitled to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) The card gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during your holidays or your temporary stay in in all of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

The card is free of charge. If you do not yet have the card, check how to obtain it in your country as the way it is release changes across the EU. It is important to take the card with you when you travel to any EU country as it covers any state-provided medical treatment you might need before your journey home. With the Card, you will be able to receive medical treatments at the same conditions at the same costs of people in that country.

To find out more, about how EHIC works and what you are entitled to, please visit the European Commission’s pages:

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559

And the following link to be redirected to your national information and contacts:

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=563&langId=en#nationalinfo

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) App

The European Commission has released a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) App, featuring comprehensive information on oxygen therapy, as well as other treatments like dialysis and chemotherapy.

The mobile app is available in in 25 languages and explains how to use the card in the 28 EU countries and Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The app is useful when travelling as it provides emergency phone numbers, information about treatments and costs, and how to claim reimbursement for over 28 countries. Travellers in need of oxygen therapy can access information on how to get treatment in their country destination. The app also provides links to oxygen therapy suppliers for each EU country.

Download the app on your mobile or read more about it at this link:

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559