There should be nothing to stop you from travelling with Addison's Disease.

Before You Go

Adrenal Crisis Guidelines

We've put together the following adrenal crisis guidelines, in a variety of languages that will help you ask for the same care you'd receive in the UK or ROI. Simply download and print these before you travel!

Note: Some countries have different approaches to patient care and may not provide the exact same care and medication types but these letters help the healthcare professionals in a different country understand the approach you'd expect in the UK or ROI.

Read more about Crisis Guidelines and download the English version

Cantonese Our thanks to Heather Mocatta and her GP in Hong Kong and to ADSHG trustee Phillip Yeoh for their assistance in translating these guidelines
German Our thanks to Professor Wiebke Arlt of Birmingham Medical School and Julie Watson for their assistance with the German translation.
Greek Our thanks to Dr Harry Kafetzidis, Dr Elena Ioannidou and Julie Watson for their work on the Greek translation.
French Our thanks to Pierre-Andre and Marie-Helene Mourgue d'Algue, the French Association Surrenales, Julie Watson and colleagues at the University of Southampton for their assistance with the French translation.
Italian Our thanks to Prof. Corrado Betterle, Antonella Campodall'Orto and the Associazione Italiana Pazienti Addison for their assistance with the Italian translation.
Mandarin Our thanks go to Zhou Yingxia (senior endocrine nurse at Ruijin Hospital, China), Fan Yinghong (Chinese teacher, Old Welwyn, UK), Steve Barker (now retired from the British Council) and to ADSHG trustee Phillip Yeoh for their assistance in translating these guidelines.
Portuguese Our thanks to Dr Manuel Carlos Lemos of the Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior and Julie Watson and colleagues at the University of Southampton for their assistance with the Portuguese translation.
Spanish Our thanks to Dr Susan Webb of Barcelona Medical School and Estibaliz Gomez Unzueta for their assistance with the Spanish translation.
Thai Our thanks to Dr Petpring Prajuabpansri of Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok and colleagues of Andrew Glass at the British Council in Thailand for their assistance with the Thai translation.
Russian We would like to thank Dr George Sikhaluridze of the MedicAlert Foundation UK for his work in developing the translation.

Researching before you travel

You may find it helpful to see if there is a local patient support group in the country you are visiting. Your internet browser may offer a 'translate' feature to help if the site is not written in English. You may be able to contact the group to ask any questions you have about emergency treatment in that location.

Visit our list of Patient Support Groups in other countries

European emergency cards

You might also be interested in ordering an emergency card in a European language from AdrenalNET. AdrenalNET have worked with adrenal patient support groups across Europe to align their emergency advice (which may differ from the ADSHG or NHS treatment advice), putting it into a set of cards in different languages.  If you wish to confirm the accuracy, efficacy or reliability of the cards in the context of the health systems in the European countries you are planning to visit, please contact AdrenalNET directly or visit the websites of major healthcare providers based in the location.