Doing your research in advance and having a plan for emergencies will help you stay safe on your trip and give you more peace of mind.
- Print out several copies of your Allergy Translation Card to ensure you will always have one in a convenient location or in case you lose one.
- Check expiration dates on medicine before you go.
- Research the country’s local cuisine in order to familiarize yourself with possible dangerous dishes, spices, and sauces.
- Educate your family and traveling companions on all the issues. This includes what not to order, and how to provide emergency treatment, what to look for in a reaction as well as know where your emergency pack is (contact information, insurance card, and doctor’s name.)
- Write down emergency numbers for the foreign country. Visit www.sccfd.org to get a list of emergency contacts for countries around the world.
- Research your hotel’s food options.
- www.foodallergyalliance.org is a site with links to organizations in North America, Europe and Asia. The site can point you to food labelling regulations among other food policies.