Viajar a España con alergias – Travelling to Spain with food allergies


You should bring an emergency care plan signed by a physician that details recommended treatment in case of an emergency.

Be sure to bring a kit with all your medications including an extra epinephrine auto-injector. If you need medication while in Spain, ask your doctor to write you a prescription. Epinephrine auto injectors are available in Spain and come in single or double packs.

When traveling to Spain, passengers are allowed to bring their auto injectors and medication on board, however, you may be asked to identify the medication so make sure you label them.

In Spain it is obligatory to label and provide information (written or oral) on 14 substances that cause food allergies or hypersensitivities.

These 14 allergens are gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, mollusks, nuts, peanuts, soybeans, milk, celery, mustard, sesame, lupin and sulphur dioxide or sulphites.

If you suffer a reaction while you are there, you must call the emergency services number dialling 112. Emergency medical service is free of charge in Spain.

Remember these tips and don’t let your food allergy get in the way of having the best time of your life while in Spain!

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