If you’re in an emergency situation abroad, you’ll need to know how to contact the police, an ambulance, or even the fire department. Not every country uses “9-1-1” as its emergency contact number, as we do in the United States.
Here’s a handy reference list of emergency contact numbers in foreign countries. Write down — or save in your cell phone — the number used at your destination. Hopefully you won’t need to use it, but it’s worth knowing the number just in case.
*Note: English-speaking operators may not be available.9-1-1 Emergency Contact Numbers Abroad