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From how to dine out safely to overcoming language barriers abroad, here are some helpful food allergy travel tips to have your best summer yet!

Top Travel Tips for Allergy-Friendly Adventures

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Pack a Travel Kit

Bring a travel kit with all your medications, including extra epinephrine auto-injectors. Do this no matter how far from home you plan to be.

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Research Restaurants

If you know in advance where you’ll be dining, research the restaurant menus, just as you would for a local eating establishment.

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Notify Key People

When making special requests, give as much lead time as you can to trip organizers and airline, hotel and restaurant staff.

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Talk to Your Doctor

Let your doctor know you’re traveling. Ask if he or she will be available to call, email or fax in a prescription for additional auto-injectors, should you need them.

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Educate Friends

If you’re traveling with other people, make sure someone knows how to administer an epinephrine auto-injector

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Prepare Chef Cards

Traveling abroad? Carry chef cards in English and in the language of the country where you'll be.

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Inform Those Around You

Communication is key! Tell those around you about your food allergies so they can properly accommodate your well-being.

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Pack Snacks

Bring several on-the-go snacks that are safe for you while traveling to your destination

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Learn Important Phrases

Learn how to say "I am allergic to _____" in the language of the country you're visiting.

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Don't Forget Your Emergency Care Plan

Bring extra copies of your Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan.

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