Having an allergy means you have to be aware of triggers which could affect your allergies on a day to day basis. However, if you plan ahead, you can still enjoy travelling and holidays abroad.
The destination of your travel and choice of transport are important considerations when planning a holiday or travel.
When booking a holiday abroad, consider:
- How will you get there? (see planning a flight for more information)
- Do you understand the language?
- Do you have adequate supplies of medication for your holiday?
- Do you have translation cards available?
- Have you found out where the nearest emergency department is?
- Do you know the number for emergency services?
- Does your travel insurance cover your allergies?
Travelling overseas may mean that language can be a barrier to communicating the needs of someone with a food allergy. Translation Cards are a useful way of communicating food allergy in another language and are useful for travel and when eating out whilst on holiday.