The Complete Guide to International Calling Codes

By Remitbee - Feb 15, 2022

If your loved ones are abroad, keeping in touch is necessary to check up on them constantly. While video calls and chats are the norms nowadays, especially with the internet, calling overseas is still one of the ways you stay in touch and communicate.

If you choose to call your family or friends abroad, there are a few things you should know before you dial their phone number. Calling internationally is a bit more complicated than calling locally. You have to consider different factors, such as that country’s international calling code and its country code, not to mention the data rates for calling them from your country.

This article focuses primarily on international codes, but it will also touch on country codes. This will help you know what they are, their differences, and why they are essential.

International Calling Codes vs Country Codes

International calling codes and country codes are two different things. International calling codes are also called international direct dial (IDD) designations, and they are more general than country codes. Often, the IDD of most countries is 00 or 011. The international calling code is the prefix or dial-out code that allows you to access the right international telephone circuit to place an international call. Normally, you enter the international calling code first, then it is followed by the country code.

If each country has a currency, then each has its own country codes too. Unlike the IDD, the country code is more specific. For example, the United States and Canada share +1 as the country code. United Kingdom’s country code, on the other hand, is +44 while India’s is +91.

The Formula when Making an International Call

To make an international call and get in touch with your family and loved ones abroad, make sure that you know the following details:

  • International Calling Code
  • Country Code
  • Area Code
  • Local Number

For example, if you are in Canada and calling someone’s landline in Parañaque City (area code 02) in the Philippines (International Calling Code: 00, Country code: 63), you would dial 00-63-2-XXXXXXX or +63-2-XXXXXXX.

On the other hand, if you’re calling a phone number in the Philippines from overseas, enter the international calling code prefix (00 or +), the Philippine country code (63) and the number. If the person’s contact number is zero at the beginning, you may remove it when dialling. For example, 00-63-9XXXXXXXXX or +63-9XXXXXXXXX.

The Complete List of International Calling Codes and Country Codes per Continent

Africa

Algeria International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 213

Angola International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:244

Benin International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:229

Botswana International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 267

Burkina Faso International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 226

Burundi International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 257

Cameroon International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 237

Cape Verde International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 238

Central African Republic International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 236

Chad International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 235

Comoros International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 269

Congo International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 242 (Brazzaville), 243 (Kinshasa)

Côte d'Ivoire International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 225

Djibouti International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 253

Egypt International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:

Eritrea International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:

Ethiopia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 291

Gabon International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 241

Gambia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 220

Ghana International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 233

Guinea International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 224

Guinea-Bissau International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 245

Kenya International Calling Code: 000 Country Code:254

Lesotho International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 266

Liberia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 231

Libya International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 218

Madagascar International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 261

Malawi International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 265

Mali International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 223

Mauritania International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 222

Mauritius International Calling Code: 020 Country Code: 230

Morocco International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 212

Mozambique International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 258

Namibia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 264

Niger International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:227

Nigeria International Calling Code: 009 Country Code: 234

Réunion and Mayotte International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 262

Rwanda International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 250

São Tomé and Principe International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 239

Senegal International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 221

Seychelles International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:248

Sierra Leone International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 232

Somalia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 252

South Africa International Calling Code: 09 Country Code: 27

Sudan International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 249

Swaziland International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 268

Tanzania International Calling Code: 000 Country Code: 255

Togo International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 228

Tunisia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 216

Uganda International Calling Code: 000 Country Code: 256

Zambia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 260

Zimbabwe International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 263

Antartica

International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 672

Asia

Afghanistan International Calling Code :00 Country Code: 93

Armenia International Calling Code:00 Country Code: 374

Azerbaijan International Calling Code:810 Country Code: 994

Bahrain International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 973

Bangladesh International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 880

Bhutan International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 975

Brunei International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 673

Cambodia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 855

China International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 86

Cyprus International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 357

Georgia International Calling Code: 810 Country Code: 995

India International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 91

Indonesia International Calling Code: 001 Country Code: 62

Iran International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 98

Iraq International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 964

Israel International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 973

Japan International Calling Code: 010 Country Code: 81

Jordan International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 962

Kazakhstan International Calling Code: 810 Country Code: 7

Kuwait International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 965

Kyrgyzstan International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 996

Laos International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 856

Lebanon International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 961

Malaysia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 60

Maldives International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 960

Mongolia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 976

Myanmar International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:

Nepal International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 977

North Korea International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 850

Oman International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 968

Pakistan International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 92

Palestine International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 970

Philippines International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 63

Qatar International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 974

Russia International Calling Code: 810 Country Code: 7

Saudi Arabia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 966

Singapore International Calling Code: 001 Country Code: 65

South Korea International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 82

Sri Lanka International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:94

Syria International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 963

Taiwan International Calling Code: 002 Country Code: 886

Tajikistan International Calling Code: 810 Country Code: 992

Thailand International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 963

Timor-Leste International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 670

Turkey International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 90

Turkmenistan International Calling Code: 810 Country Code: 993

United Arab Emirates (UAE) International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 90

Uzbekistan International Calling Code: 810 Country Code: 998

Vietnam International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 84

Yemen International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 967

Australia

Australia International Calling Code: 0011 Country Code:* 61

Fiji International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:* 679

Kiribati International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:* 686

Guam International Calling Code: 011 Country Code:* 1;671 (national code)

Marshall Islands International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:* 692

Micronesia International Calling Code: 011 Country Code:* 691

Nauru International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:* 674

New Zealand International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:* 64

Palau International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:* 680

Papua New Guinea International Calling Code: 05 Country Code:* 675

Samoa International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:* 685

Solomon Islands International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:* 677

Tonga International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:* 676

Tuvalu International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:* 688

Vanuatu International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:* 678

Europe

Albania International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:355

Andorra International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 376

Armenia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 374

Austria International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 43

Azerbaijan International Calling Code: 810 Country Code: 994

Belarus International Calling Code: 810 Country Code: 375

Belgium International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 32

Bosnia and Herzegovina International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 387

Bulgaria International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 359

Croatia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 385

Cyprus International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 357

Czech Republic International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 420

Denmark International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 45

Estonia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 372

Finland International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 358

France International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 33

Georgia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:

Germany International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 995

Greece International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 30

Hungary International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 36

Iceland International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 354

Ireland International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 353

Italy International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 39

Kazakhstan International Calling Code: 810 Country Code: 7

Kosovo International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 383

Latvia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 371

Liechtenstein International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 423

Lithuania International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 352

Luxembourg International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 356

Malta International Calling Code: 00 Country Code:

Moldova International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 373

Monaco International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 377

Montenegro International Calling Code: 99 Country Code: 382

Netherlands International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 31

North Macedonia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 389

Norway International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 47

Poland International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 48

Portugal International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 351

Romania International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 40

Russia International Calling Code: 7 Country Code: 810

San Marino International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 378

Serbia International Calling Code: 99 Country Code: 381

Slovakia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 421

Slovenia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 386

Spain International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 34

Sweden International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 46

Switzerland International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 41

Turkey International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 90

Ukraine International Calling Code: 810 Country Code:* 380

The United Kingdom International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 44

Vatican City International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 379

North America

Anguilla International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 264 (National Code)

Antigua and Barbuda International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 268 (National Code)

Aruba International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 297

Bahamas International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 242 (National Code)

Barbados International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 246 (National Code)

Belize International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 501

Bermuda International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 441 (National Code)

The British Virgin Islands International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 284 (National Code)

Canada International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 01

Cayman Island International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 345 (National Code)

Costa Rica International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 506

Cuba International Calling Code: 119 Country Code: 53

Curacao International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 599

Dominica International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 767 (National Code)

Dominican Republic International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 809, 829, 849 (National Codes)

El Salvador International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 503

Greenland International Calling Code: 009 Country Code: 299

Grenada International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 473 (National Codes)

Guadeloupe International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 590

Guatemala International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 502

Haiti International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 509

Hawaii International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 808 (National Codes)

Honduras International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 504

Jamaica International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 876 (National Code)

Martinique International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 596

Mexico International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 52

Montserrat International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 664 (National Code)

Nicaragua International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 505

Panama International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 507

Puerto Rico International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 787, 939 (National Codes)

Saint Kitts and Nevis International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 869 (National Code)

Saint Lucia International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 758 (National Code)

Saint Pierre and Miquelon International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 508

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 784 (National Code)

Trinidad and Tobago International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 868 (National Code)

Turks and Caicos Islands International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1; 649 (National Code)

United States of America International Calling Code: 011 Country Code: 1

US Virgin Islands International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 1; 340 (National Code)

South America

Argentina International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 54

Bolivia International Calling Code: 0010 Country Code: 591

Brazil International Calling Code: 0014 Country Code:55

Chile International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 56

Colombia International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 56

Ecuador International Calling Code: 005 Country Code: 593

the Falkland Islands International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 500

French Guiana International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 594

Guyana International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 592

Paraguay International Calling Code: 002 Country Code: 595

Peru International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 52

Suriname International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 597

Uruguay International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 598

Venezuela International Calling Code: 00 Country Code: 58

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