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  • If you have an allergy, make sure you visit your doctor before you travel, especially if you are at risk of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an asthma attack.
  • Your doctor can advise you about medication and update your action plan.
  • Always take your medication as carry-on luggage in case you need it during the flight or your luggage is lost. Do not stow it in the overhead lockers. Keep it accessible.
  • If you are at risk of a severe allergic reaction while you are away, carry an adrenaline (epinephrine) injector such as an EpiPen® or Anapen®, a mobile phone and an Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) Travel Plan for people at risk of anaphylaxis.
  • Make sure your travel insurance will cover you for your existing allergies.

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Reviewed on: 15-07-2022