Switzerland is considered a low crime rate country. One of the reasons behind that feature is Switzerland’s safety and legal system and the 24*7 working emergency numbers. So, here are the emergency numbers you should know in Switzerland.
As we all know that the USA’s emergency number is 911. But in the case of Switzerland, it is a bit different. You have to remember or save different numbers for each case. So, it is very important to know those numbers before you visit there.
The services include police, fire brigade, medical emergency/ambulance, poisoning/ overdose emergency, road emergency, and others. And all of these services are explained in English, French, German and Italian languages.
Dialing Codes of Switzerland
0041 is the country’s dialing code for Switzerland. And if you are calling from abroad, remove the first zero from the local Swiss number first. Keep in mind that 008 are toll-free calls but, if you are calling a 0900 or 0901 number, then additional call charges are typically applied.
In Switzerland, cellular phone numbers are starting from 076, 078 and 079.
Pan European Emergency Number: 112
Actually, this is the general emergency number, which you can use in Switzerland and any place in Switzerland.
Swiss Police: 117
And the following number is the regional emergency police
Swiss Federal Police: 058 463 1123
Bern Regional Police: 0316344111
Geneva Regional Police: 022 4278111
Basel Regional Police: 061 267 7111
Zurich Regional Police: 044 247 2211
And also you can find local police and international police desk in Switzerland.
Fire brigade: 118
Ambulance and emergency services: 144
Poison emergencies: 145
Out of hours clinics in Switzerland: Call 111 or 144 to find the nearest out of hours emergency doctors, dentists, vets and pharmacies there.
Emergency doctors: 022 748 4950
Road emergency and breakdown service: 140
Swiss air rescue: REGA 1414/ Swiss air ambulance: +41 58 654 3980
Weather forecast: 187
Glacier emergencies: 1415
Telephone support for teenagers and children: 147
To find missing children: 116 000
Immigration, travel and consular information: FDFA Helpline 0800 247 365 or 584 653 333 for advice on a range of consular services.
Vaccinations and advice for travelers: 0900 57 51 31
In case of lost or stolen your cards: Cancelling your card in Switzerland
American Express: 044 659 6903
Mastercard: 0800 897 092
Visa: 0800 894 732
SBB Transport lost and found: 0900 300 300
Some other important numbers
Weather report: 162
Road report: 163
Sports and Lottery results: 164
Regional information: 1600
General inquiries and phone operators
For phone numbers and general inquiries use the following numbers.
Inquiries about Switzerland: 1811
National operator for cellular phone: 1144
International inquiries for Austria: 1151
International inquiries for Germany: 1152
International inquiries for France: 1153
International inquiries for Italy: 1154
International inquiries for other countries: 1159
Emergency Numbers You Should Know in Switzerland