112 is one of the emergency numbers in Portugal

It is possible to call 112 from a mobile phone even without a SIM card. The average time to answer a 112 call is 5 seconds. In addition to the national language(s), they are answered in English.

According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 51% of Portuguese people know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.

The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in Portugal:

  • 115 - emergencies,
  • 117 - forest protection.

Disabled people can send an SMS to contact 112.

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Published: 
11 February 2013
Last update: 
9 May 2017