Travelling Abroad with Food Allergies
Travelling can be stressful if you suffer from food allergies, but it doesn’t have to be. Taking the time to prepare can reduce the risk of allergic reactions and help ensure your trip is as safe as possible.
Peanuts and tree nuts are among the foods which are most likely to cause an allergic reaction. In severe cases, these reactions can be life-threatening.
Read our top tips for travelling with food allergies, so that you can enjoy your holiday from start to finish.
General planning for your trip
If you have an existing medical condition it should not be a barrier to travel. With some careful planning and preparation you can enjoy a safe and happy trip.
Make sure you consult your GP or Travel Clinic, ideally at least 6 weeks before travel, to get any necessary vaccinations, malaria tablets (if required) and travel health advice.
Ensure you have enough stock of your regular medication to last your whole trip and make sure you carry this in your hand luggage. Medication should be carried in its original packaging and you should take a copy of your prescription, or a letter from your doctor, in your hand luggage. Some drugs are banned in certain countries so you should check with the countries embassy website to find out which drugs are banned. Read more