Translate an allergen below
What is Allergy Abroad?
Allergy aboard is the alternative to expensive allergy cards. You can now find hundreds of free translations for your allergy in any language.
How do I use these translations?
Feel free to copy, print or bookmark the translations for your own personal use.
Why did I make this?
I have an egg and peanut allergy and I know how difficult it is to communicate your allergy when travelling abroad. My quick-fix was to hire professional translators to translate phrases that I could use to show to restaurant staff. It’s cumbersome and costly, but it meant my allergy was properly understood by non-english speaking staff. For someone who has an allergy, having your allergy understood makes a huge difference. There is no reason why other people with allergies shouldn’t have this same reassurance when eating out and this led me to building Allergy Abroad.
Why not use allergy cards?
Allergy cards usually contain one allergen translated in one language and these can cost anywhere between $10-$20 per card. If you have multiple allergies and go on holiday every year to different countries, then it gets expensive very quickly. The primary mission of Allergy Abroad is to make this all available for free.
I can’t find my allergen?
If you can’t find your allergen or the language you would like an allergy translated in, then please get in touch here and I will do my best to have it translated for free.
Do these translations guarantee I won’t have an allergic reaction?
No, these translations will only help you in communicating your allergy. There are many other factors you should consider when eating out with your allergy and you should take all precautions for keeping yourself safe. These are some questions you should be asking yourself in addition to having translated phrases with you. Do you feel comfortable your allergy is taken seriously by restaurant and kitchen staff? Are you eating in cuisine that is high risk for your allergy? Is your allergy severity worth the risk of eating out?
I have feedback, who do I contact?
Feel free to send me your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org