How to Dial 999 Around the World | My Baba

How to Dial 999 Around the World

As every mother knows, it’s so important to be prepared when travelling overseas with little ones. Would you know what number dial in an emergency?

We’ve compiled a list for you to keep you and your babas safe.  

Useful Tip: The GSM network on a mobile phone uses 112 as a world-wide emergency telephone number. Dial 112 from a GSM phone and you will be automatically directed to the local emergency services, if available. 80% of the world’s mobile phone market uses GSM technology, so it’s worth investing in a GSM mobile if you haven’t got one. 

NB:* indicates number for Medical service only – do NOT press * when dialling. 

North America:

USA and Canada – 911
Mexico – 066, 060, or 080 (some areas direct 911 to local services)

Asia:

China – 999 in most large cities. Elsewhere, 120*
Hong Kong – 999
India – 102
Indonesia – 118/119*. Search and Rescue – 115. Natural disaster – 129
Iran – 110 (112 from mobile)
Israel – 101* (112 from mobile)
Japan and Korea – 119*
Malaysia – 999
Mongolia – 103
Philippines – 117 (112 and 911 redirect to 117)
Saudi Arabia – 997*. Rescue emergency – 911, 112, or 08
Singapore – 995
Thailand – 1669*. “Tourist” police (English speaking) – 1155
UAE – 998* or 999*
Vietnam – 115*

Africa:

Egypt – 123*. Tourist police – 126
Ghana – 999
Morocco – 15*
Nigeria – 199
South Africa – 10177*. Police and Fire – 10111 (112 from mobile)
Zambia – 991* (112 from mobile)
Zimbabwe – 999

Europe:

United Kingdom – 999 or 112
European Union and many other European nations – 112

Oceania:

Australia – 000
New Zealand – 111
Fiji – 911
Vanuatu – 112

Central America and Caribbean:

Guatemala – 120*
Barbados – 511*
Jamaica – 110*
Nicaragua – 118*
Honduras – 199*

South America:

Argentina – 107* (911 will work in certain areas as emergency dispatch)
Bolivia – 118*
Brazil – 192*
Chile – 131*
Colombia – 112 or 123
Paraguay and Uruguay – 911
Suriname – 115
Venezuela – 171

 

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