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  Emergency Numbers Around the World

 

Expat Health Insurance Emergency Phone

 

For your easy access, we have compiled a list of Emergency Numbers around the world

 

Be aware that different country has different emergency telephone or mobile numbers although some of the common ones are 999/911 (fixed line) and 112 (mobile).

 

 

 

 

The countries are listed by alphabetical order.  To access the country you are looking for, click on the corresponding alphabet.

 

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

                                                                 Please Contact Us if any country is missing from this list.      

Country 

Police 

Medical 

Fire 

Notes 

A 

       

Afghanistan 

119 

102 

119 

 

Albania 

129 

127 

128 

 

Algeria 

17 

14 

14 

National Gendarmerie : 1055; Counter Terrorist Unit : 1548; support for children : 3033. 

Argentina 

101 

107 

100 

Emergency dispatcher for Buenos Aires (city), Santa Fe (city), Rosario (city), Salta and Buenos Aires (provinces) 911. 

Armenia

102

103

101

Search and rescue – 108; Gas leaks – 104; Traffic police – 177

Australia

112/000

112/000

112/000

From a mobile phone – 112 or 000. No other emergency numbers, such as 999 or 911, are redirected.
State Emergency Service (ACT, VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, WA) – 132 500;
From a Textphone/TTY call the National Relay Service on 106;
Non Emergency – Police Assistance Line – 131 444;
(NSW, QLD, SA, WA, NT, TAS, ACT);
Crime Stoppers – 1800 333 000;
Threats to national security – 1800 123 400

Austria

112

112

112

Police – 133; Ambulance – 144; Fire – 122; Gas leaks – 128; Alpine rescue – 140; On-duty medical unit – 141; crisis-hotline – 142; support for children and teens – 147.

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Bahrain

999

999

999

 

Bangladesh

999

   

For the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong only (Dhaka Metropolitan Police – "999" and Chittagong Metropolitan Police-"999")

Barbados

211

511

311

 

Belarus

102

103

101

Gas leaks – 104; also 112 is redirected to 101 on Velcom GSM-operator mobile phones.

Belgium

112

112

112

Police – 101; Ambulance / Fire brigade – 100; Missing children – 110; Mental problems/suicide – 106.

Bolivia

110

118

119

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

122

124

123

From mobile phones, dial the international emergency numbers 112, 911 and 08 for information about the local emergency numbers that are to be dialed (122, 123 and 124).

Brazil

190

192

193

Federal highway police - 191; federal police - 194; civil police - 197; state highway police - 198; civil defense - 199; human rights - 100; emergency number for Mercosul area - 128

Bulgaria

112

112

112

Police – 166, Ambulance – 150; Fire – 160.

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Canada

911

911

911

Non-emergency 311 in certain areas. Some rural areas still lack 911 service. 112 is redirected to 911 on GSM mobile phones. *677 connects to the Provincial Police within the province of Ontario and *4141 links to the Sûreté du Québec in the province of Quebec.

Cayman Islands

911

911

911

 

Chad

17

 

18

 

Chile

133

131

132

 

China

110

120

110

Traffic accident – 122.
999 for private ambulance service in Beijing, along with government owned ambulance service - 120.

Colombia

112/123/156

112/123/132

112/123/119

All numbers for landline or mobile.
Traffic accidents - 127, GAULA (anti-kidnapping) - 165.

Costa Rica

911 or 112

911 or 112

911 or 112

 

Croatia

112

112

112

Police – 192; Ambulance – 94; Fire – 193; Search and rescue at sea – 9155; Road help – 1987.

Cyprus

112

112

112

Alternative numbers: 199

Czech Republic

112

112

112

Police – 158; Ambulance – 155; Fire – 150; Municipal police – 156.

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Denmark

112

112

112

Nearest Police (non-urgent) – 114.

Djibouti

17

 

18

 

Dominican Republic

911 or 112

911 or 112

911 or 112

All numbers for landline or mobile phone.

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Ecuador

911/101

911

911/102

All numbers for landline or mobile phone.
All types of emergencies in Guayaquil (112 landlines, *112 mobile phones), traffic accidents in Guayaquil 103, red cross 131.

Egypt

122

123

180

Tourist Police – 126; Traffic Police – 128; Electricity Emergency – 121; Natural Gas Supply Emergency – 129.

El Salvador

911

911

911

 

Estonia

112

112

112

 

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Faroe Islands

112

112

112

 

Fiji

911

911

9170

 

Finland

112

112

112

 

France

112

112

112

Police – 17; Hospital-based Ambulance (SAMU) – 15; Fire Service-based Ambulance – 18; Fire – 18. 112 calls are answered by 15 or 18 dispatchers, depending on the caller's location. 115 for homeless.

French Guyana

17

15

18

 

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Georgia

112

112

112

In effect from November 11, 2012. Till then both this number and old standard numbers (111 Fire dpt./Emergency, 122 Police, 113 Ambulance) will be active.

Germany

112

112

112

Additional number for police - 110

Ghana

191

193

192

999 for any of the 3 services.

Gibraltar

112 or 199

112 or 199

112 or 199

Fire and Ambulance – 190

Greece

112

112

112

Police – 100; Ambulance – 166; Fire – 199; Forest fire – 1591; Coast guard emergency intervention – 108; Counter-narcotics immediate intervention – 109; Tourist police – 171; Emergency social aid – 197.

Greenland

112

112

112

Only for mobile phone.

Guatemala

110

120

123

Note: The number 911 exists only for private services like medical insurance.

Guyana

911

913

912

 

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Haiti

114

118

   

Honduras

199

199

199

 

Hong Kong

999

999

999

992 (fax on landline; SMS on mobile phones – latter being available only to subscribers with disabilities); 112 from mobile phones (routes to any network service) but redirected to the 999 call centre.

Hungary

112

112

112

Police – 107; Ambulance – 104; Fire – 105.

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Iceland

112

112

112

Police in Reykjavík Capital Area Non-urgent – 4441000

India

100 or 2611

102, 1298, 108, 112, 2611

101 or 2611

Chennai Traffic Police – 103. Delhi Traffic Police – 1095. Kolkata Traffic Police – 1073.
112. Bangalore uses both 108 and 100. As of 2010 the national emergency number is 2611, 108 is used in many states.

Indonesia

110

118/119

113

Search and rescue team – 115; Natural disaster – 129; Electricity – 123; Mobile phone and satellite phone emergency number – 112.

Iran

110

115

125

110 also serves as general relay. 112 also works for all emergencies from mobile phones.

Ireland

999 or 112

999 or 112

999 or 112

The emergency telephone number to dial in Ireland for Fire, Gardaí (Irish Police), Ambulance, Irish Marine Emergency Service and The Mountain and Cave Rescue is 999 or 112. These numbers are to be used on,y in an emergency.

Israel

100

101

102

112 also works for all emergencies from mobile  phones.
103 Israel Electric Corporation.
106 For municipal hazards that are not emergencies, works in any municipality.

Italy

112

112

112

Ambulance – 118; Fire – 115; (State Police) – 113; (Carabinieri) – 112; (Forest Service) – 1515; Guardia di Finanza (Customs/Financial Police) – 117; Coast guard – 1530. Also 911 is redirected to 112.

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Jamaica

119

110

110

 

Japan

110

119

119

Emergency at sea – 118.

Jordan

911 OR 112

912 OR 112

913 OR 112

From Landline and mobile phone will call Command and Control Center "CCC" – 911.

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Kazakhstan

112

112

112

Police – 102; Ambulance – 103; Fire – 101; Gas leaks 104.

Kuwait

112

112

112

 

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Latvia

112

112

112

Police – 02; Ambulance – 03, 113 ; Fire – 01; Gas leaks – 04.

Lebanon

112/999

140

175

 

Lithuania

112

112

112

Police – 02 / 102 / 022; Ambulance – 03/ 103 / 033; Fire – 01 / 101 / 011. The non-112 numbers are for separate emergency services differ in distinct telecommunications networks, whereas 112 is available on all networks.

Luxembourg

112

112

112

Police – 113.

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Macau

999

     

Malaysia

999/112

999/112

999/112

Landline/mobile phone

Maldives

102

102

102

Civil defence – 118; Police service – 119 can be dialed from mobile phones.

Mali

17

15

18

 

Malta

112

112

112

Previously: Police 191; Ambulance 196; Fire 199.

Mauritius

999

114

115

 

Mexico

66

65

68

066 can be used as a general emergency number, In densely populated areas, 911 is redirected to the proper number.

Moldova

902

903

901

112 is being implemented by 2010.

Monaco

112

112

112

Police – 17, Ambulance, severe – 15; Ambulance, less severe – 18, Fire – 18. 112 calls are answered by 15 or 18 dispatchers, depending on the caller's location. 115 for homeless.

Mongolia

102

103

101

 

Montenegro

112

112

112

Police – 122; Ambulance – 124; Fire – 123.

Morocco

19

15

15

 

Myanmar

191

191

191

 

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Nepal

100/103

102

101

112 from any GSM handset will forward to the local emergency number.

Netherlands

112

112

112

Police (non-urgent) – 0900-8844. Also 911 is redirected to 112 on GSM mobile phone.

New Zealand

111

111

111

*555 traffic (from mobile phones only)
0800 161616 Deaf TTY
0800 161610 deaf fax
111 deaf SMS (registered mobile phones only)

Nicaragua

118

118

118

 

Nigeria

199

199

199

 

North Korea

119

119

119

114 also works with mobile phones. Operators mostly speak only Korean, some may speak English, Russian or Chinese

Norway

112

113

110

Police (non-urgent) – 02800; Child-Abuse and Family Violence - 116 111; TDD (textphone) - 1412

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Oman

999

999

999

 

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Pakistan

15

115/1122

16

15/1122 can be used to redirect to any service. 112 from any GSM handset will forward to the local emergency number.

Panama

911

911

911

 

Paraguay

911

911

911

 

Peru

105

117

116

Civil defense (disasters) 115 – Domestic violence helpline 100

Philippines

117

117

117

112 and 911 redirect to 117. 112 and 911 can be dialed from mobile phones. 117 may also be texted from mobile phones. 136 for motorist assistance (Metro Manila only), 163 for child abuse (Bantay Bata)

Poland

112

112

112

Police – 997; Ambulance – 999; Fire – 998; Municipal wardens – 986; natural gas/LPG emergencies – 992.

Portugal

112

112

112

Forest fire 117

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Qatar

999

999

999

 

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Republic of Macedonia

112

112

112

Police – 192; Ambulance – 194; Fire – 193.

Romania

112

112

112

Former short numbers: (Police) – 955; Ambulance – 961; (Firefighters) – 981; (Gendarmerie) – 956; Civil Protection – 982; Family Violence – 983

Russia

112

112

112

Police – 02; Ambulance – 03; Fire, Search and rescue – 01; Gas leaks – 04. The new number 112 began operating in 2011

Rwanda

112

     

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Saint Pierre and Miquelon

17

15

18

Police – 17; Hospital-based Ambulance (SAMU) – 15; Fire Service-based Ambulance – 18; Fire – 18. 112 calls are answered by 15 or 18 dispatchers, depending on the caller's location. 115 for homeless.

San Marino

113

118

115

 

Saudi Arabia

999

997

998

Traffic police – 993; Rescue emergency – 911, 112 or 08

Serbia

112

112

112

Police – 192; Ambulance – 194; Fire – 193

Sierra Leone

019

999

   

Singapore

999/112 or 911

995/112 or 911

995/112 or 911

Landline/mobile phone

Slovakia

112

112

112

Police – 158; Ambulance – 155; Fire – 150

Slovenia

112

112

112

Police – 113

Solomon Islands

999

999

999

There are also local numbers for each service in each urban centre. These local numbers may be quicker than dialing 999.

South Africa

10111

10177

10111

112 from mobile phones (soon also from landline phones).

South Korea

1q2

119

119

National security hotline – 111; Reporting spies – 113; Reporting a child, mentally handicapped, or elderly person wandering – 182 (missing child report hotline); 114 connects to the phone service provider.

Spain

112

112

112

National – 091; Local Police – 092; Ambulance – 061; Fire – 080,085; Civil Guard – 062; Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police) 088

Sri Lanka

119 or 118

110

111

Accident service – 11-2691111.

Sudan

999

999

999

 

Suriname

115

115

115

 

Sweden

112

112

112

Non-urgent police – 11414

Switzerland

112

112

112

Police – 117; Ambulance – 144; Fire – 118; Poison – 145; Road emergency – 140; Psychological support (free and anonymous) – 143; Psychological support for teens and children (free and anonymous) – 147; Helicopter air-rescue (Rega) – 1414 or by radio on 161.300 MHz; Air rescue (Air Glaciers) (in Valais only) – 1415.

Syria

112

110

113

 

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Taiwan

110

119

119

112 from any GSM handset will forward to the local emergency number.

Tajikistan

112

112

112

Fire – 101; Police – 102; Ambulance – 103; Gas leaks 104.

Thailand

191

1669

199

Bangkok EMS Command Center – 1646 (Bangkok only), Tourist Police "1155" (English speaking emergency and routine assistance).

Trinidad and Tobago

999

990

990

 

Tunisia

197

190

198

National guard – 193.

Turkey

155

112

110

Gendarmerie – 156; Coast Guard – 158

Turkey

155

112

110

Gendarmerie – 156; Coast Guard – 158; Forest Fire – 177

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

112

112

112

Police - 115; Fire - 199; Ambulance - 112.

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Uganda

999/112

999/112

999/112

Landline/mobile phone

Ukraine

112

113

114

Police – 102; Ambulance – 103; Fire – 101; Gas leaks – 104.

United Arab Emirates

999 or 112

998 or 999

997

 

United Kingdom

999 or 112

999 or 112

999 or 112

In 2006 101 was made available as a non-emergency number for police (and in some areas local authorities) in England and Wales. 111 was made available (in England and Wales) as a non-emergency number for health issues. 999 and 112 can be used from any phone. When dialing 999 or 112, the caller is connected with a telecoms operator such as BT, Cable & Wireless, Railnet, or Kingston Communications, and the operator will ask which service is required. Operators have access to interpretation services covering 170 languages. Deaf people can text 18000 for the emergency services (after registration). 999 was first introduced on 30 June 1937 in London.

United States of America

911

911

911

Various services available through regional or national N11 codes (e.g.: 311 non-emergency police or city services) in certain areas. Also 112 is redirected to 911 for GSM mobile phones.

Uruguay

911

911

911

 

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Vanuatu

112

112

112

 

Vatican City

113

118

115

112 is redirected to 113 on GSM mobile phones

Venezuela

171

171

171

 

Vietnam

113

115

114

 

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Zambia

999

991

993

112 from mobile phones (see www.zambiatourism.com /travel/listings/emergency.htm).

Zimbabwe

995

994

993

999 for any of the 3 services. 112 from mobile phones