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Emergency Contacts for International Travelers

Geneva prides itself on being a welcoming city for visitors from around the globe. In the unlikely event that you find yourself in need of emergency assistance, Geneva is equipped with comprehensive services to ensure your safety and well-being. Here are the essential emergency contacts and tips for international travellers in Geneva.

Universal Emergency Services

Immediate assistance: Dial 112, the universal European emergency number, available free of charge from any phone, including mobiles without a SIM card.

This number connects you to all emergency services: medical, fire, and police.

Additional Resources

Poison Control Centre: If poisoning is suspected, get in touch with the Swiss Toxicological Information Centre at +41 44 251 51 51 for expert advice.

24/7 Embassy Assistance: It's advisable to know the contact details of your country's embassy or consulate in Geneva. They can assist in emergencies, including legal issues or lost travel documents.

Preparation Tips

Save Important Numbers: Before your trip, save these emergency numbers on your phone and keep a written copy in your wallet or with your travel documents.

Health Insurance: Ensure you have international health insurance coverage for your trip. In some cases, your insurance provider can offer assistance in finding medical services.

Stay Informed: Familiarize yourself with the location of your country's embassy or consulate and the nearest hospital or clinic to your accommodation.

Geneva is committed to the safety of all its visitors, providing peace of mind for a worry-free and enjoyable visit.

With these emergency contacts and tips, you're well-prepared to explore everything Geneva has to offer, knowing support is just a call away if needed.

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