Emergency Numbers Around the World

emergencynumberHave you ever traveled abroad and wondered what is the emergency number?  Last month, while I was in New Zealand, that question popped up in my head.  No, I did not have an emergency situation, but I had no idea what number to call.  The first number that came to mind was 911 and I realized that may not be in the number in other countries.

Well, I did some research and found out that 911 is the primary number to use in an emergency in about 47 countries.  In Europe, the popular number is 112 and 999 in the Asia/Africa region.    However, if you dial 911 internationally, it will be routed to that country’s emergency switchboard.

Below is the breakdown of countries emergency numbers by continent.

Africa – Emergency Numbers
Country Police
Burkina Faso
Chad
Comoros
Djibouti
Mali
Niger
Senegal
17
Algeria 18
Morocco
Sierra Leone
19
Ivory Coast 111
Cameroon
Democratic Republic of Congo
Guinea-Bissau
Mauritius
Mayotte
Namibia
Nigeria
Réunion
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Tanzania
Uganda
Kenya
Seychelles
112
Angola
Eritrea
113
Equatorial Guinea 114
Benin
Burundi
Central African Republic Republic of Congo
Gambia
Madagascar
Mauritania
Togo
117
Mozambique 119
South Africa 10 111
Egypt
Guinea
122
Lesotho 123
Cape Verde 132
Western Sahara 150
Tunisia 197
Somalia 888
Botswana
Ethiopia
Liberia
911
Malawi 997
Ascension Island
Ghana
Saint Helena
Sudan
South Sudan
Swaziland
Tristan da Cunha
Zambia
Zimbabwe
999
Libya 1515
Gabon 1730
Antarctica – Emergency Numbers
Country Police
Antarctica 911
Asia – Emergency Numbers
Country Police
Christmas Island
Cocos Islands
000
Pakistan 15
Bahrain
Oman
99
India
Israel
Nepal
100
Abkhazia
Kyrgyzstan
102
Mongolia 105
People's Republic of China
Indonesia
Iran
Japan
Republic of China (Taiwan)
110
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
British Indian Ocean Territory
East Timor
Iraq
Kazakhstan
Republic of Korea
Kurdistan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
112
Bhutan
Vietnam
113
Cambodia 117
Afghanistan
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Maldives Sri Lanka
119
Laos
Thailand
191
Yemen 194
Jordan
Philippines
911
Brunei 993
Bangladesh
Burma
Hong Kong
Macau Malaysia Qatar Singapore
999
Europe – Emergency Numbers
Country Police
Belarus
Transnistria
102
Åland Islands
Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Guernsey
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle of Man
Italy
Jersey
Kosovo
Latvia
Lithuania
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Republic of Macedonia
Malta
Monaco
Montenegro
Nagorno-Karabakh
Netherlands
Northern Cyprus
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
112
Serbia 192
Moldova 902
Oceania – Emergency Numbers
Country Police
Australia
Fiji
000
Samoa 099
Nauru 110
New Zealand 111
French Polynesia
New Caledonia
Papua New Guinea
Vanuatu
112
Guam
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Palau
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
911
Cook Islands
Kiribati
999
North America – Emergency Numbers
Country Police
Cuba 106
Guatemala 110
Clipperton Island
Guadeloupe
Martinique Saint Pierre and Miquelon Honduras
112
Haiti 114
Nicaragua 118
Jamaica 119
American Samoa
Anguilla
Aruba
Belize
Bermuda
Canada
Curacao
Grenada
Navassa Island
Saint Kitts and Nevis
United States of America
United States Virgin Islands
Barbados
Bonaire
Cayman Islands
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Panama
Puerto Rico
Mexico
911
Dominica
Trinidad and Tobago
999
The Bahamas
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Montserrat
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
911 or 919
South America – Emergency Numbers
Country Police
French Guiana
Suriname
112
Colombia 123
Chile 133
Brazil 190
Argentina
Bolivia
Ecuador Paraguay Peru Uruguay Venezuela
911
Guyana
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
999
Falkland Islands 112 or 999

Hopefully, you will never have to dial the emergency number,  but it is pertinent information that you must have when traveling internationally.

 

21 Responses so far.

  1. Lizzy says:

    EXCELLENT resource!! I’m traveling abroad next summer so this will come in handy!

  2. chaza says:

    Such a great info. I never thought about too until I see this post about an emergency when you are in another country. Thank you so much for sharing. Very helpful.

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  3. Agnes says:

    These are some things that we never think when traveling. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Amber Myers says:

    This is so helpful to know! I’ll keep this in mind when I travel.

  5. Ivonne says:

    Excellent information to get acquainted with, especially for frequent fliers!

  6. Cricket says:

    This is so important to know when you’re travelings!

  7. Holly says:

    An absolutely awesome and much needed resource for international travelers. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Vyjay says:

    This is vital information that needs to be available with every traveler. When you are traveling and in an emergency situation in a foreign country, it is better to be prepared and have all important information.

  9. Jill Wiley says:

    This is a fabulous resource! Thank you for compiling it!

  10. lisa says:

    Wow this is a good resource to know. so many countries have the same. did not know that.

  11. Leticia says:

    Very interesting to know. I didn’t realize how many countries utilize the 911 system.

  12. Ari says:

    Super useful info to have! Thanks for looking out for your fellow travelers!

  13. andrea says:

    Very helpful post and this day & age these numbers are needed. thank you for sharing

  14. Nina says:

    This is an excellent resource! I just moved from the US to Spain, and noticed that Spain was not on any of the European lists (but Gibraltar was). Is it also 112 for Spain? Thanks!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

  15. anne says:

    This is great information! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Janine Good says:

    This is awesome. I have pinned this. I travel often and this is so handy. thank you so much for putting this together!

  17. Excellent for anyone who is traveling out of their country!

  18. Reuven says:

    Very useful resource! BTW, who answers in Antarctica

  19. Jennfier says:

    I have never thought about which number to dial if an emergency occurs while traveling abroad. This is a great recourse list!! I have traveled to Venezuela before and the thought never crossed my mind. Pinning to my travel board!

  20. Gabbi says:

    Thanks for the info

  21. That is interesting. I travel A TON and never thought to consider that I should know these! Thankyou!