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As you prepare for your next adventure abroad, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the Emergency Numbers in foreign countries. These services could be Ambulance, Fire, Police of other assistance you may need. We are most familiar with the emergency number ‘911’ but that is not used in a lot of countries. So in this guide, we provide you with numbers to emergency services like ambulance, fire, and police services in majority of the countries in the world. We also explain how you can use your phone to connect with them in a foreign country.

We hope you never have to use them, but in case you do, here is a handy list!

1. Choose a country

2. What are Emergency Numbers?

Emergency Numbers or Emergency Services Numbers are every country’s government helpline numbers through which you get urgent access to help, when you or someone around you is facing a serious health or safety issue. These numbers are available for locals and foreigners.

Examples of emergency services are Ambulance, Police, Fire, Rescue, Gas, etc. 

3. How to call Emergency Numbers when you're in a foreign country

There are two ways to call Emergency Services when you are in a foreign country.

  • First way is that you find the number of Emergency Services of the country you are travelling in, you dial the given emergency number on your phone and press the ‘Call’ button. It will route you to the emergency services of that country.
  • Second way is to use the iPhone or Android’s “Emergency call’ or ‘SOS’ feature. When you press on that button, it will automatically call the emergency helpline of that country. Please note – with this feature, it may only route you to a specific number like Police. So in countries that have different numbers for different emergency services, you may only be able to call the specific Emergency Service that is programmed by Apple or Android in their systems respectively.

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4. You don't have a local mobile number - can you call Emergency Services?

Yes. In most countries, you don’t need to have a local sim-card or a local phone number. 

You can use the sim-card of your home country which is already on your phone and when you call the Emergency Number, it will detect your location from your phone and route you to the Emergency Services number of that country.

Note – There are a handful of countries in the world where you will definitely need a local sim-card to call the provide Emergency Services support. If you are travelling to such a country, please ensure you buy a local sim-card when you get there and make note of their local emergency numbers.

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5. Do you need a roaming connection to call Emergency Services in a foreign country?

Firstly, you need to switch your phone ON in a foreign country and see that your phone is connected to a local network. Most of the time, this will happen automatically when you switch the phone on, but in some cases you might need to go into your phone settings and select a network manually.

You also need to have international calling activated on your phone i.e. the calls should be able to go through successfully.

For this to happen, it will depend on your phone plan and you can check if:

  • Does your home telecom company require you to get an international roaming plan or 
  • Does your home telecom company automatically activate international roaming when it detects that you are outside your home country.

A simple call to their contact centre will clarify this for you.

6. Will you get Emergency Services support in English?

This depends on the country you are travelling to. Don’t always assume that the support will be available in English. However, more and more countries are offering multi-lingual support. To be safe, try to ask a local to help you where you can’t understand the language of the support number.

7. Will you get Emergency Services support everywhere in a foreign country?

Not always. While popular destinations have a more widespread support available, smaller countries with limited resources may restrict emergency services only to major cities. Getting emergency services to support you will depend on the remoteness of your location in a foreign country.

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8. Country list with Emergency Numbers in 195 countries

Below you will find the list of the key Emergency Numbers in majority of the countries in the world. We have included the main numbers – Ambulance, Police and Fire. There may be other more specific Emergency Services in some countries which are not included in the list below.

PS: If you have knowledge of any of the below numbers having been changed, please do write in the comments section at the end of this article or send us a note here

Afghanistan

Ambulance: 102

Police: 119 or 100

Fire: 119 or 100

Albania

Ambulance: 127

Police: 129

Fire: 128

Algeria

Ambulance: 14

Police: 17

Fire: 14

Andorra

Ambulance: 118

Police: 110

Fire: 118

Angola

Ambulance: 118

Police: 110

Fire: 118

Antigua & Barbuda

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Argentina

Ambulance: 107 / 911

Police: 101 / 911

Fire: 100 / 911

Armenia

Ambulance: 103

Police: 102

Fire: 101

Aruba

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Ascension Island

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Australia

Ambulance: 000

Police: 000

Fire: 000

Austria

Ambulance: 144

Police: 133

Fire: 122

Alpine rescue: 140

Regional Emergency number: EU – 112

Azerbaijan

Ambulance: 103

Police: 102

Fire: 101

Bahamas

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Bahrain

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Bangladesh

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Barbados

Ambulance: 211

Police: 511

Fire: 311

Belarus

Ambulance: 103

Police: 102

Fire: 101

Belgium

Ambulance: 101 / 112 (cell phone)

Police: 101 / 112 (cell phone)

Fire:  100 / 112 (cell phone)

Belize

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Benin

Ambulance: 166

Police: 117

Fire: 118

Bermuda

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Bhutan

Ambulance: 112

Police: 113

Fire: 110

Bolivia

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Bosnia‐Herzegovina

Ambulance: 124

Police: 122

Fire: 123

Botswana

Ambulance: 997 / 911 Medical rescue

Police: 999

Fire: 998

Brazil

Ambulance: 192

Police: 194

Fire: 193

British Virgin Islands

Ambulance: 999 / 911

Police: 999 / 911

Fire: 999 / 911

Brunei

Ambulance: 991

Police: 993

Fire: 995

Bulgaria

Ambulance: 150

Police: 166

Fire: 160

Burkina Faso

Ambulance: 100

Police: 17

Fire: 18

Burundi

Ambulance: 117

Police: 117

Fire: 117

Cambodia

Ambulance: 119

Police: 117

Fire: 118

Cameroon

Ambulance: 119

Police: 117

Fire: 118

Canada

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Cape Verde

Ambulance: 130

Police: 132

Fire: 131

Central African Republic

Ambulance: 1220

Police: 117

Fire: 118

Chad

Ambulance: 2251-4242

Police: 17

Fire: 18

Chile

Ambulance: 131

Police: 133

Fire: 132

China

Ambulance: 120

Police: 110

Fire: 119

Colombia

Ambulance: 125

Police: 123

Fire: 119

Comoros

Ambulance: 772-03-73

Police: 17

Fire: 18

Congo

Ambulance: 166 (Brazzaville) / 101 (Kinshasa)

Police: 117 (Brazzaville) / 117 (Kinshasa)

Fire: 118 (Brazzaville) / 118 (Kinshasa)

Costa Rica

Ambulance: 128

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Croatia

Ambulance: 194

Police: 192

Fire: 193

Cuba

Ambulance: 104

Police: 106

Fire: 105

Cyprus

Ambulance: 112 / 199

Police: 112 / 199

Fire: 112 / 199

Czech Republic

Ambulance: 155

Police: 158

Fire: 150

Regional Emergency number: EU – 112

Congo

Ambulance: 166 (Brazzaville) / 101 (Kinshasa)

Police: 117 (Brazzaville) / 117 (Kinshasa)

Fire: 118 (Brazzaville) / 118 (Kinshasa)

Djibouti

Ambulance: 351351

Police: 17

Fire: 18

Dominica

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Dominican Republic

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

East Timor

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

Ecuador

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Egypt

Ambulance: 123

Police: 122

Fire: 180

El Salvador

Ambulance: 911 / 132

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Equatorial Guinea

Ambulance: 115

Police: 114

Fire: 112

Eritrea

Ambulance: 2911

Police: 2911

Fire: 2911

Estonia

Ambulance: 112

Police: 110

Fire: 112

Ethiopia

Ambulance: 907 / 911

Police: 991 / 911

Fire: 939 / 911

Fiji

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Finland

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

France

Ambulance: 112, 15

Police: 112, 17

Fire: 112, 18

French Polynesia

Ambulance: 15 / 112

Police: 17 / 112

Fire: 18 / 112

Gabon

Ambulance: 1300‐1399

Police: 1730

Fire: 18

Gambia

Ambulance: 116

Police: 117

Fire: 118

Georgia

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

Germany

Ambulance: 112

Police: 110

Fire: 112

Ghana

Ambulance: 193

Police: 191

Fire: 192

Gibraltar

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Greece

Ambulance: 112, 166

Police: 112, 100

Fire: 112, 199

Grenada

Ambulance: 434

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Guadeloupe

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

Guam

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Guatemala

Ambulance: 123

Police: 110

Fire: 122

Guinea Bissau

Ambulance: 112

Police: 117

Fire: 118

Guinea Republic

Ambulance: 442-020

Police: 117

Fire: 18

Guyana

Ambulance: 913

Police: 911

Fire: 912

Haiti

Ambulance: 118

Police: 114

Fire: 115

*numbers likely for local phones only

Honduras

Ambulance: 195

Police: 199

Fire: 198

Hong Kong

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Hungary

Ambulance: 112 / 104

Police: 112 / 107

Fire: 112 / 105

Iceland

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

India

Ambulance: 102

Police: 100 / 911

Fire: 101

Traffic accident: 103

Indonesia

Ambulance: 118

Police: 110

Fire: 113

Iran

Ambulance: 115

Police: 110

Fire: 123

Iraq

Ambulance: 130

Police: 104 

Fire: 115

Ireland

Ambulance: 999 / 112

Police: 999 / 112

Fire: 999 / 112

Isle of Man

Ambulance: 999 / 112

Police: 999 / 112

Fire: 999 / 112

Israel

Ambulance: 101

Police: 100

Fire: 102

Italy

Ambulance: 118

Police: 113

Fire: 115

Ivory Coast

Ambulance: 185

Police: 111

Fire: 180

Jamaica

Ambulance: 110

Police: 119

Fire: 110

Japan

Ambulance: 119

Police: 110

Fire: 119

Jordan

Ambulance: 911 / 191

Police: 911 / 192

Fire: 911 / 193

Kazakhstan

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

Kenya

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Kiribati

Ambulance: 999 / 992

Police: 999 / 993

Fire: 999 / 994

Kosovo

Ambulance: 94

Police: 94

Fire: 94

Kuwait

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

Kyrgyzstan

Ambulance: 103 / 112

Police: 102 / 112

Fire: 101 / 112

Laos

Ambulance: 195

Police: 191

Fire: 190

Latvia

Ambulance: 112, 103

Police: 112, 102

Fire: 112, 101

Lebanon

Ambulance: 112 / 140

Police: 112

Fire: 112 / 175

Lesotho

Ambulance: 121

Police: 123/124

Fire: 122

Liberia

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Libya

Ambulance: 193

Police: 1515

Fire: 1515

Liechtenstein

Ambulance: 144

Police: 117

Fire: 118

Lithuania

Ambulance: 112

Police: 110

Fire: 112

Luxembourg

Ambulance: 112

Police: 113

Fire: 112

Madagascar

Ambulance: 124

Police: 117

Fire: 118

Malawi

Ambulance: 999

Police: 997

Fire: 998

Malaysia

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 994

Maldives

Ambulance: 102

Police: 119

Fire: 118

Mali

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

Marshall Islands

Ambulance: 625-86666

Police: 25-8666

Fire: 625-8666

Mauritania

Ambulance: 117

Police: 117

Fire: 118

Mauritius

Ambulance: 114

Police: 999

Fire: 115

Mexico

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Micronesia

Ambulance: 911

Police: 320-2221

Fire: 911

Moldova

Ambulance: 903

Police: 902

Fire: 901

Monaco

Ambulance: 15 / 112

Police: 17

Fire: 112 / 18

Mongolia

Ambulance: 103

Police: 102

Fire: 101

Montenegro

Ambulance: 112

Police: 122

Fire: 123

Morocco

Ambulance: 15

Police: 19

Fire: 15

Mozambique

Ambulance: 117

Police: 119

Fire: 119

Myanmar

Ambulance: 192

Police: 199

Fire: 191

Namibia

Ambulance: 211-111

Police: 10111

Fire: 211-1

Nauru

Ambulance: 444-3500

Police: 444-350

Fire: | 444

Nepal

Ambulance: 102

Police: 100

Fire: 101

Netherlands

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

New Zealand

Ambulance: 111

Police: 111

Fire: 111

Nicaragua

Ambulance: 128

Police: 118

Fire: 115

Niger

Ambulance: 20-73-75

Police: 17

Fire: 18

Nigeria

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

North Korea

Ambulance: 119

Police: 110

Fire: 119

North Macedonia

Ambulance: 112

Police: 192

Fire: 193

Norway

Ambulance: 113

Police: 112

Fire: 110

Oman

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Pakistan

Ambulance: 112

Police: 15

Fire: 16

Palau

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Panama

Ambulance: 911

Police: 104

Fire: 103

Papua New Guinea

Ambulance: 112

Police: 11

Fire: 10

Paraguay

Ambulance: 141

Police: 911

Fire: 132

Peru

Ambulance: 106

Police: 105

Fire: 116

Philippines

Ambulance: 165-364

Police: 117

Fire: 160

Poland

Ambulance: 112

Police: 997

Fire: 998

Portugal

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

Qatar

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Romania

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

Russia

Ambulance: 103

Police: 102

Fire: 101

Rwanda

Ambulance: 912

Police: 112

Fire: 111

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Ambulance: is | 911

Police: 11

Fire: 11

Saint Lucia

Ambulance: 911

Police: 999

Fire: 911

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Samoa

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

San Marino

Ambulance: 118

Police: 112

Fire: 115

Sao Tome and Prinpe

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

Saudi Arabia

Ambulance: 997

Police: 999

Fire: 998

Senegal

Ambulance: 1515

Police: 17

Fire: 18

Serbia

Ambulance: 194

Police: 192

Fire: 193

Seychelles

Ambulance: 151

Police: 133

Fire: 151

Sierra Leone

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Singapore

Ambulance: 995

Police: 999

Fire: 995

Slovakia

Ambulance: 155

Police: 158

Fire: 150

Slovenia

Ambulance: 112

Police: 113

Fire: 112

Solomon Islands

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Somalia

Ambulance: 555

Police: 888

Fire: 666

South Africa

Ambulance: 10177

Police: 10111

Fire: 10177

South Korea

Ambulance: 119

Police: 112

Fire: 119

South Sudan

Ambulance: 777

Police: 999

Fire: 888

Spain

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

Sri Lanka

Ambulance: 110

Police: 119

Fire: 110

Sudan

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Suriname

Ambulance: 113

Police: 115

Fire: 110

Sweden

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

Switzerland

Ambulance: 144

Police: 117

Fire: 118

Syria

Ambulance: 110

Police: 112

Fire: 113

Taiwan

Ambulance: 119

Police: 110

Fire: 119

Tajikistan

Ambulance: 103

Police: 102

Fire: 101

Tanzania

Ambulance: 115

Police: 111

Fire: 114

Thailand

Ambulance: 1554

Police: 191

Fire: 199

Togo

Ambulance: 8200

Police: 117

Fire: 118

Tonga

Ambulance: 911

Police: 922

Fire: 933

Tunisia

Ambulance: 190

Police: 197

Fire: 198

Turkey

Ambulance: 101, 112

Police: 100

Fire: 102

Turkmenistan

Ambulance: 3

Police: 3

Fire: 3

Turks and Caicos Islands

Ambulance: 999, 911

Police: 999, 911

Fire: 999, 911

Tuvalu

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Uganda

Ambulance: 112 (cell phone), 999 (fixed)

Police: 112 (cell phone), 999 (fixed)

Fire: 112 (cell phone), 999 (fixed)

Ukraine

Ambulance: 103

Police: 102

Fire: 101

United Arab Emirates

Ambulance: 998, 999

Police: 998, 999

Fire: 998, 999

United Kingdom

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

United States

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Uruguay

Ambulance: 911 / 128

Police: 911

Fire: 911

US Virgin Islands

Ambulance: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Uzbekistan

Ambulance: 103 / 112

Police: 102 / 112

Fire: 101 / 112

Vanuatu

Ambulance: 112

Police: 112

Fire: 112

Vatican City

Ambulance: 113

Police: 112

Fire: 115

Venezuela

Ambulance: 171

Police: 171

Fire: 171

Vietnam

Ambulance: 115

Police: 113

Fire: 114

Western Sahara

Ambulance: 150

Police: 150

Fire: 150

Western Samoa

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Yemen

Ambulance: 191

Police: 194

Fire: 191

Zambia

Ambulance: 999

Police: 999

Fire: 999

Zimbabwe

Ambulance: 994 / 999

Police: 995 / 999

Fire: 993 / 999

As you travel, always keep these emergency numbers nearby. Stay safe and enjoy your journey to the fullest!

North Korea

Ambulance: 119

Police: 110

Fire: 119

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