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Travelling with Allergies

Travelling with food allergies can be challenging to anticipate the many and varied situations you may encounter while away. Take time to plan your trip. It is better to have good memories of your trip than regrets about not having planned ahead.

pdfFood Allergies - Airline Comparison568.57 KB

pdfAn unplanned airline travel experience867.58 KB

pdfNuts on Planes: myths, media and facts358.59 KB  


A quote from a QLD member who travelled to Europe with a family of three with different food allergies

“Yes it can be done, we travelled overseas. And yes…what a fabulous time we had! First and foremost…this was not a last minute trip. We had months to prepare, gather translations (we went to non-English speaking countries!), sourced local food items that were ‘safe’, located hospitals and emergency contact numbers in each town, and generally planned this trip down to the last bowl of gluten and nut free cereal! All Action Plans and medications were updated and supporting letters from GP’s were obtained. Would we do it again? Absolutely and without hesitation.”

Before booking and paying with any airline, be aware that some airlines require those with peanut allergy to sign an indemnity form or you will not be allowed to fly with them.

Carry your medication with you at all times. Obtain a letter from your doctor outlining your allergies.

Your doctor will need to fill in and sign a Travel Plan for People at risk of Anaphylaxis

Find out about food labelling in the country you wish to visit.

pdfTravel Help Sheet624.01 KB 

pdfCruising with food allergy Help Sheet548.41 KB

pdfAirline top ten list for passengers with food allergy596.44 KB 

pdfChecklist for Travel Insurance517.93 KB 


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Visit the Australian Government's travel security website, which provides information on the security measures in place at Australian airports.

Content updated January 2017 


Knowledge for life


Newly diagnosed

Being diagnosed with a potentially severe allergy is scary. But don’t worry, you’re not alone – help and support is available.

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia is a national support group for people caring for or at risk of anaphylaxis. Learn more...

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Don’t miss out on life because you have an allergy. With some forward planning and good communication, you can participate in almost anything you desire.

Check out our Life stages section for more specific information.

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