Your allergies needn’t stop you from travelling. However, you will need some additional planning so that your trip remains reaction free.
Travel planning. The Basics.
- Get an ASCIA Travel Plan from your GP. This document tells the airline that you need your EpiPen® and your own food. Your GP can also help you plan and prescribe any additional medications for your trip.
- Get some travel cards that translate your allergy information into the local language. Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia now have chef cards available in different languages.
- Get travel insurance that specifically covers being at risk of anaphylaxis.
- Take your own food on the plane.
- Always disclose your allergy when eating out.
- Take at least two EpiPens® when travelling in Australia and at least three for overseas travel.
- Always keep your EpiPens with your carry-on luggage. Have them on hand when seated (not in overhead storage).
- Take wet wipes to wipe down the airplane tray table and arm rest.
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