What Are The Emergency Response Telephone Numbers In Foreign Countries?

Emergency Response Telephone Numbers In Other CountriesIf there is an emergency that requires an ambulance, firefighters or police, Americans know that help is only three telephone digits away, at 9-1-1. These numbers are not the standard in many other countries, so calling dialing 911 from a hotel room in Germany won't get you the emergency services you need. Many countries use multiple emergency numbers, depending on who you need to reach.

I have compiled a list of popular tourist destinations (countries) abroad, and have provided contact numbers for each of the three primary emergency services.

If you have a GSM cellular phone, they are typically "smart enough" to redirect a "911" call to the appropriate number in the country you are visiting. But, this isn't foolproof, and you should make yourself aware of these emergency numbers. If you're in a bind, remember that "112" and "999" are the most used of these foreign combinations.

If the country to are visiting is not listed in the chart below, you can download a complete list of emergency telephone numbers (PDF file) from the U.S. Department of State.

CountryAmbulance (Cell)Fire (Cell)Police (Cell)
Australia000 (112)000 (112)000 (112)
Austria112, 122112, 122112, 122
Bahamas911911911
Bahrain999999999
Bali112118118
Belgium101 (112)101 (112)101 (112)
Belarus030102
Bermuda911911911
Brazil911911911
British Virgin Islands999999999
Bulgaria150160166
Cambodia119118117
Canada911911911
China120119110, 122
Costa Rica911911911
Croatia112112112
Cyprus112112112
Czech Republic112, 155150158
Denmark112112112
Dominican Republic911911911
Egypt123180122
Finland112112112
France112, 15112, 18112, 17
Georgia022022022
Germany112112110
Gibraltar999999999
Greece112, 166112, 199112, 100
Hong Kong999999999
Hungary112112112
Iceland112112112
India102101100, 103
Indonesia118113110
Ireland112, 999112, 999112, 999
Israel101102100
Italy112, 118112, 115112, 113
Jamaica110110119
Japan119119110
Korea (South)119119112
Latvia112, 03112, 01112, 02
Liechtenstein112112112
Lithuania112112112
Luxembourg112, 113112, 113112, 113
Macau999999999
Malaysia999994999
Mexico065068060
Netherlands112112112
New Zealand111111111
Norway112, 110112, 110112, 110
Palestine101101100
Philippines166, 117166, 117166, 117
Poland112, 199112, 199112, 199
Portugal112112112
Puerto Rico911911911
Qatar999999999
Romania112112112
Russia112112112
Scotland112, 999112, 999112, 999
Singapore995995999
Slovakia155150158
South Africa101771017710111
South Africa (Cape Town)107107107
Spain112112112
Sweden112112112
Switzerland144118117
Thailand191199191
Turkey101, 112102100
Ukraine03, 1180102
United Arab Emirates998, 999998, 999998, 999
United Kingdom112, 999112, 999112, 999
U.S. Virgin Islands911911911
Vatican City113115112
Vietnam050803

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