Dial 112 for General Emergencies.
911 doesn't work everywhere. In fact, it doesn't work in a lot of places. There are a lot of different emergency call numbers out there. This time, we only need to keep one in mind. We won't always be so lucky, but today we are. When you're traveling through Europe, you don't need to look for a specific emergency call number each time you switch countries. All you need to remember is this: 112, that's the number, that's it.
Also, worth noting:
"Mobile phones can be used in countries with different emergency numbers. This means that a traveller visiting a foreign country does not have to know the local emergency numbers. The mobile phone and the SIM card have a preprogrammed list of emergency numbers. When the user tries to set up a call using an emergency number known by a GSM or 3G phone, the special emergency call setup takes place. The actual number is not even transmitted into the network, but the network redirects the emergency call to the local emergency desk. Most GSM mobile phones can dial emergency numbers even when the phone keyboard is locked, the phone is without a SIM card, emergency number is entered instead of the PIN or there isn't a network signal (busy network).
Most GSM mobile phones have 112, 999 and 911 as pre-programmed emergency numbers that are always available. The SIM card issued by the operator can contain additional country-specific emergency numbers that can be used even when roaming abroad. The GSM network can also update the list of well-known emergency numbers when the phone registers to it." - Wikipedia
Tip: Google Trips, an app featured on our "5 Must Have Traveling Apps" has a section called "Need to Know". There you can find emergency call numbers and things of the sort, however, you'll find that the option is not available on every destination.
Before you go anywhere, search on the internet for a while until you find relevant information regarding what to do and which numbers to call in these situations.
Usually we tend to focus on the brighter side of traveling, but there's no denying that, at times, bad things happen. Lady luck can be like that (Tyche, Fortuna... whatever you call her - specially depending on whether you're in Italy or Greece). When she smiles upon you, enjoy it. When she doesn't; be prepared. And so it goes, my fellow travelers, so it goes.
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