eat on plane

  • Check your travel insurance is appropriate for your health needs.

  • Check the airline policy regarding food allergies in advance, particularly for international travel.

  • Ensure that you have your two adrenaline (epinephrine) injectors, ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis and ASCIA Travel Plan with you and within reach, at all times.

  • It is recommended that you carry your own food for the trip where appropriate (e.g. on flights).

  • Wipe down tray tables with wet wipes when you board the plane.

  • Some airlines have food exclusion zones as part of their management policy, however airline staff cannot control food other passengers bring on board.

  • Remember your adrenaline injectors must be within reach at all times. Do not put your adrenaline injector into checked luggage or overhead storage.

More information is available from:

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia


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Content updated October 2021

A food allergy education project supported by

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
National Allergy Strategy

The National Allergy Council  is a progression of the National Allergy Strategy and remains a partnership between the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), as the leading medical and patient support organisations for allergy in Australia..

This project received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.

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