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Translation Cards

We have suspended our Translation Card service for the time being because of the travelling restrictions.  We look forward to getting the service back up and running as soon as possible.

If you or your child have a food allergy, Allergy UK can help protect you and your family when travelling abroad.

Translation cards are available from Allergy UK and will ensure others are made aware of your allergy despite any language barriers. 

The Cards

A set of three plastic cards per language are provided, each about the size of a credit card. The cards feature an allergy alert message, an emergency message and a message for use in restaurants to ensure that your food order is free from the particular allergen that causes your reaction.

The cards are printed in English on one side and the language of the country you are visiting on the reverse side.

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Cards for over 70 different allergens are available in 35 languages:

Balinese, Bulgarian, Cambodian (Khmer), Chinese (Simplified), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Lao, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Please check with our Allergy Helpline for details, and allow 2 weeks before travel.

A set of three cards cost £15 per language with a 15% discount on three sets of cards or more.

How to Order

Please ring our helpline on 01322 619898 to discuss your exact requirements including allergens and language.

Payment can be made by credit/debit card through our helpline.

I’d just like to say that the translation cards I purchased for India were really good. The chefs/hotels took my nut allergy very seriously and were very complimentary regarding the cards. Sadly unlike some restaurants here in the UK who don’t like the idea of serving someone with a nut allergy! I can’t recommend the cards enough and will certainly order additional sets.