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How To Travel Abroad With A Food Allergy

May 29, 2017

 

 

Having a food allergy, especially if it's anaphylactic (life threatening) can make traveling seem difficult or nearly impossible because of language barriers. I am allergic to all nuts, with peanuts being the worst of my allergy. I have dealt with my allergy since I was four years old and I have not let it determine where I can travel. Below I listed some of the common allergies and translated it in nine languages. If you have one of these allergies listed below and are traveling to a destination that speaks a foreign language, copy the phrase and place the name of your allergy into the blank space on a separate paper or document and print it a couple times. This is extremely important when going out to restaurants, you can show the waiter your card and they should understand that you have a serious allergy. 

 

 Another thing you can get is an allergy card in the language that the locals speak in the destination you are traveling to. The card above is an example of an English Nut Allergy card. These cards can be made in any language and for any allergy. Click HERE to customize your own!

 

 

 

 

English

 

I am allergic to _____ / My child is allergic to _____

  • Milk

  • Eggs

  • Peanuts

  • Tree nuts (brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts)

  • Fish

  • Shellfish

  • Wheat

  • Soy

 

Italian

 

Sono allergica a _____ / Mio figlio/ Mia figlia è allergico/allergica ____

  • al latte

  • all’uova

  • alle arachide

  • alle noce  o alla frutta secca

  • al pesce

  • al crostaceo

  • al grano

  • alla soia

 

German

 

Ich bin allergisch auf _____ / Mein Kind ist allergisch auf _____

  • Milch

  • Eier

  • Erdnüsse

  • Nüsse (Paranüsse, Haselnüsse, Mandeln und Walnüsse)

  • Fisch

  • Schalentiere

  • Weizen

  • Soja

 

 

French

 

Je suis allergique à _____ / Mon enfant est allergique à _____

  • (au) lait

  • (aux) œufs

  • (aux) cacahuètes

  • (aux) noix (noix du Brésil, noisettes, amandes et noix)

  • (aux) poissons

  • (aux) crustacés

  • (au) blé

  • (au) soja

 

 

Spanish

 

Soy alérgico(a) a _____ / Mi niño(a) es alérgico(a) a _____

  • la leche

  • los huevos

  • los cacahuates

  • Nueces (castañas, avellanas, almendras y nueces de castilla)

  • pescado

  • mariscos

  • trigo

  • soya

 

Polish

 

Jestem uczulony na _____ / Moje dziecko jest uczulone na _____

  • mleko

  • jajka

  • orzeszki ziemne

  • orzechy (orzechy brazylijskie, orzechy laskowe, migdały i orzechy włoskie)

  • rybę

  • skorupiaki

  • pszenicę

  • soja

 

Romanian

 

Eu sunt alergic la _____ / Copilul meu este alergic la _____

  • Lapte

  • Oua

  • Arahide

  • alune, migdale, nuci

  • Peşte

  • Crustacee

  • Grâu

  • Soia

 

Chinese (Mandarin)

 

我對_______過敏.  /  我的孩子對________過敏.

  • 牛奶

  • 雞蛋

  • 花生

  • 米堅果(巴西堅果,榛子,杏仁 和 胡桃)

  • 貝類

  • 小麥

  • 黃豆 

 

 

Japanese

 

私は以下の食品に対しアレルギーがあります。____

私の子供は以下の食品に対しアレルギーがあります。____

  •  牛乳

  • タマゴ

  • ピーナッツ

  • 木の実(ブラジルナッツ、ヘイゼルナッツ、アーモンド、クルミ)

  • 甲殻類、貝類

  •  小麦

  • 大豆

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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