You’ve likely heard of country codes when calling abroad, but have you heard of international calling codes?

These are the prefixes or dial-out codes required when calling internationally and must be used in order for the number to leave the country you’re in. They come before the country code and indicate which international telephone circuit is required.

Read on to find out what the codes are, when, and how to use them.

Country Codes vs. International Calling Codes

Country codes and international calling codes are two very different things. A country code is specific to each country. For example, Guatemala’s country code is 502. The international calling code can often be the same in other countries. The most common codes are 00 or 011.

You should also note that the code for your country is the code you use to call out of the country. It is similar to when you are in a hotel and need to use the phone to call outside the hotel. In these cases, you have to press something like 9 in order to get out of the hotel. The dial-out number for a country is very much the same.

If you are in the United States, you will call any other country by first dialing 011, which is the exit code for the U.S. If you were to call Guatemala, for example, you would dial:

  • 011
  • then the country code, 502
  • and then the actual phone number

Another identifier is the area code, which is used for specific areas. For example, Vancouver, Canada, uses 250 as an area code, which goes before the local number.

When to Use the ‘+’ Sign

If you are in the United States, you may be required to skip the international calling code and use the + symbol instead. In this case, you will dial:

  • +
  • then the country code
  • and then the actual number

When should you use this symbol instead of the number? If you are calling from a Global System for Mobiles (GSM) country to another country, you can use the + sign. However, this may only work for calling mobile phones, whereas landlines still require the usual dial-out code.

Making an International Call

In order to make an international call, you will need to know all these numbers, including the international calling code, the country code, the area code, and the local number. Dialing codes from Canada to Mexico may look something like this:

011-52-555-333-33333

As long as you know what dial-out code to use in the country you’re in and the country code for the country you’re trying to call, you could make the phone call.

The Country Codes and International Calling Codes

Every country has its own calling code and separate country code. The calling code is the two- to three-digit number you dial at the beginning of the phone number sequence to indicate you’re calling out of the country you’re in. This is followed by the country code which tells the phone system what country you’re now calling to.

If you want to know how to dial out of the country you’re currently in, find the country below and reference the calling code number. If you’re looking for the code for the country you’re calling to, refer to the country code number next to the country you want to call.

  • Afghanistan – Country Code: 93, Calling Code: 0
  • Albania – Country Code: 355, Calling Code: 0
  • Algeria – Country Code: 213, Calling Code: 0
  • American Samoa – Country Code: 1 684, Calling Code: 11
  • Andorra – Country Code: 376, Calling Code: 0
  • Angola – Country Code: 244, Calling Code: 0
  • Anguilla – Country Code: 1 264 (ANG), Calling Code: 11
  • Antigua and Barbuda – Country Code: 1 268 (ANT), Calling Code: 11
  • Argentina – Country Code: 54, Calling Code: 0
  • Armenia – Country Code: 374, Calling Code: 0
  • Aruba – Country Code: 297, Calling Code: 0
  • Australia – Country Code: 61, Calling Code: 11
  • Austria – Country Code: 43, Calling Code: 0
  • Azerbaijan – Country Code: 994, Calling Code: 810
  • Bahamas – Country Code: 1 242 (BAH), Calling Code: 11
  • Bahrain – Country Code: 973, Calling Code: 0
  • Bangladesh – Country Code: 880, Calling Code: 0
  • Barbados – Country Code: 1 246, Calling Code: 11
  • Belarus – Country Code: 375, Calling Code: 810
  • Belgium – Country Code: 32, Calling Code: 0
  • Belize – Country Code: 501, Calling Code: 0
  • Benin – Country Code: 229, Calling Code: 0
  • Bermuda – Country Code: 1 441, Calling Code: 11
  • Bhutan – Country Code: 975, Calling Code: 0
  • Bolivia – Country Code: 591, Calling Code: 10
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – Country Code: 387, Calling Code: 0
  • Botswana – Country Code: 267, Calling Code: 0
  • Brazil – Country Code: 55, Calling Code: 14
  • Brunei Darussalam – Country Code: 673, Calling Code: 0
  • Bulgaria – Country Code: 359, Calling Code: 0
  • Burkina Faso – Country Code: 226, Calling Code: 0
  • Burundi – Country Code: 257, Calling Code: 0
  • Cambodia – Country Code: 855, Calling Code: 0
  • Cameroon – Country Code: 237, Calling Code: 0
  • Canada – Country Code: 1, Calling Code: 11
  • Cape Verde – Country Code: 238, Calling Code: 0
  • Cayman Islands – Country Code: 1 345, Calling Code: 11
  • Central African Republic – Country Code: 236, Calling Code: 0
  • Chad – Country Code: 235, Calling Code: 15
  • Chile – Country Code: 56, Calling Code: 0
  • China – Country Code: 86, Calling Code: 0
  • Christmas Island – Country Code: 61 8, Calling Code: 11
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands – Country Code: 61 8, Calling Code: 11
  • Colombia – Country Code: 57, Calling Code: 5
  • Comoros – Country Code: 269, Calling Code: 0
  • Congo (Brazzaville) – Country Code: 242, Calling Code: 0
  • Congo (Kinshasa) – Country Code: 243, Calling Code: 0
  • Cook Islands – Country Code: 682, Calling Code: 0
  • Costa Rica – Country Code: 506, Calling Code: 0
  • Côte D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) – Country Code: 225, Calling Code: 0
  • Croatia (Hrvatska) – Country Code: 385, Calling Code: 0
  • Cuba – Country Code: 53, Calling Code: 119
  • Cyprus – Country Code: 357, Calling Code: 0
  • Czech Republic – Country Code: 420, Calling Code: 0
  • Denmark – Country Code: 45, Calling Code: 0
  • Djibouti – Country Code: 253, Calling Code: 0
  • Dominica – Country Code: 1 767 (ROS), Calling Code: 11
  • Dominican Republic – Country Code: 1 809, 829, 849, Calling Code: 11
  • Ecuador – Country Code: 593, Calling Code: 0
  • Egypt – Country Code: 20, Calling Code: 0
  • El Salvador – Country Code: 503, Calling Code: 0
  • Equatorial Guinea – Country Code: 240, Calling Code: 0
  • Eritrea – Country Code: 291, Calling Code: 0
  • Estonia – Country Code: 372, Calling Code: 0
  • Ethiopia – Country Code: 251, Calling Code: 0
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas) – Country Code: 500, Calling Code: 0
  • Faroe Islands – Country Code: 298, Calling Code: 0
  • Fiji – Country Code: 679, Calling Code: 0
  • Finland – Country Code: 358, Calling Code: 0
  • France – Country Code: 33, Calling Code: 0
  • French Guiana – Country Code: 594, Calling Code: 0
  • French Polynesia – Country Code: 689, Calling Code: 0
  • Gabon – Country Code: 241, Calling Code: 0
  • Gambia – Country Code: 220, Calling Code: 0
  • Georgia – Country Code: 995, Calling Code: 810
  • Germany – Country Code: 49, Calling Code: 0
  • Ghana – Country Code: 233, Calling Code: 0
  • Gibraltar – Country Code: 350, Calling Code: 0
  • Greece – Country Code: 30, Calling Code: 0
  • Greenland – Country Code: 299, Calling Code: 9
  • Grenada – Country Code: 1 473, Calling Code: 11
  • Guadeloupe – Country Code: 590, Calling Code: 0
  • Guam – Country Code: 1 671, Calling Code: 11
  • Guatemala – Country Code: 502, Calling Code: 0
  • Guinea – Country Code: 224, Calling Code: 0
  • Guinea-Bissau – Country Code: 245, Calling Code: 0
  • Guyana – Country Code: 592, Calling Code: 0
  • Haiti – Country Code: 509, Calling Code: 0
  • Holy See (Vatican City State) – Country Code: 379, Calling Code: 0
  • Honduras – Country Code: 504, Calling Code: 0
  • Hong Kong, SAR – Country Code: 852, Calling Code: 1
  • Hungary – Country Code: 36, Calling Code: 0
  • Iceland – Country Code: 354, Calling Code: 0
  • India – Country Code: 91, Calling Code: 0
  • Indonesia – Country Code: 62, Calling Code: 1
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of – Country Code: 98, Calling Code: 0
  • Iraq – Country Code: 964, Calling Code: 0
  • Ireland – Country Code: 353, Calling Code: 0
  • Israel – Country Code: 972, Calling Code: 0
  • Italy – Country Code: 39, Calling Code: 0
  • Jamaica – Country Code: 1 876, Calling Code: 11
  • Japan – Country Code: 81, Calling Code: 10
  • Jordan – Country Code: 962, Calling Code: 0
  • Kazakhstan – Country Code: 7 6, or 7, Calling Code: 810
  • Kenya – Country Code: 254, Calling Code: 0
  • Kiribati – Country Code: 686, Calling Code: 0
  • Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of (North) – Country Code: 850, Calling Code: 0
  • Korea, Republic of (South) – Country Code: 82, Calling Code: 1
  • Kuwait – Country Code: 965, Calling Code: 0
  • Kyrgyzstan – Country Code: 996, Calling Code: 0
  • Laos (Lao PDR) – Country Code: 856, Calling Code: 0
  • Latvia – Country Code: 371, Calling Code: 0
  • Lebanon – Country Code: 961, Calling Code: 0
  • Lesotho – Country Code: 266, Calling Code: 0
  • Liberia – Country Code: 231, Calling Code: 0
  • Libya – Country Code: 218, Calling Code: 0
  • Liechtenstein – Country Code: 423, Calling Code: 0
  • Lithuania – Country Code: 370, Calling Code: 0
  • Luxembourg – Country Code: 352, Calling Code: 0
  • Macao (SAR China) – Country Code: 853, Calling Code: 0
  • Macedonia, Republic of – Country Code: 389, Calling Code: 0
  • Madagascar – Country Code: 261, Calling Code: 0
  • Malawi – Country Code: 265, Calling Code: 0
  • Malaysia – Country Code: 60, Calling Code: 0
  • Maldives – Country Code: 960, Calling Code: 0
  • Mali – Country Code: 223, Calling Code: 0
  • Malta – Country Code: 356, Calling Code: 0
  • Marshall Islands – Country Code: 692, Calling Code: 0
  • Martinique – Country Code: 596, Calling Code: 0
  • Mauritania – Country Code: 222, Calling Code: 0
  • Mauritius – Country Code: 230, Calling Code: 20
  • Mayotte – Country Code: 262, Calling Code: 0
  • Mexico – Country Code: 52, Calling Code: 0
  • Micronesia, Federated States of – Country Code: 691, Calling Code: 11
  • Moldova – Country Code: 373, Calling Code: 0
  • Monaco – Country Code: 377, Calling Code: 0
  • Mongolia – Country Code: 976, Calling Code: 1
  • Montenegro – Country Code: 382, Calling Code: 99
  • Montserrat – Country Code: 1 664 (MOI), Calling Code: 11
  • Morocco and Western Sahara – Country Code: 212, Calling Code: 0
  • Mozambique – Country Code: 258, Calling Code: 0
  • Myanmar – Country Code: 95, Calling Code: 0
  • Namibia – Country Code: 264, Calling Code: 0
  • Nauru – Country Code: 674, Calling Code: 0
  • Nepal – Country Code: 977, Calling Code: 0
  • Netherlands – Country Code: 31, Calling Code: 0
  • Netherlands Antilles – Country Code: 599, Calling Code: 0
  • New Caledonia – Country Code: 687, Calling Code: 0
  • New Zealand – Country Code: 64, Calling Code: 0
  • Nicaragua – Country Code: 505, Calling Code: 0
  • Niger – Country Code: 227, Calling Code: 0
  • Nigeria – Country Code: 234, Calling Code: 9
  • Niue – Country Code: 683, Calling Code: 0
  • Norfolk Island – Country Code: 672, Calling Code: 0
  • Northern Mariana Islands – Country Code: 1 670, Calling Code: 11
  • Norway – Country Code: 47, Calling Code: 0
  • Oman – Country Code: 968, Calling Code: 0
  • Pakistan – Country Code: 92, Calling Code: 0
  • Palau – Country Code: 680, Calling Code: 0
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied – Country Code: 970, Calling Code: 0
  • Panama – Country Code: 507, Calling Code: 0
  • Papua New Guinea – Country Code: 675, Calling Code: 5
  • Paraguay – Country Code: 595, Calling Code: 2
  • Peru – Country Code: 51, Calling Code: 0
  • Philippines – Country Code: 63, Calling Code: 0
  • Pitcairn – Country Code: 870, Calling Code: 0
  • Poland – Country Code: 48, Calling Code: 0
  • Portugal – Country Code: 351, Calling Code: 0
  • Puerto Rico – Country Code: 1 787, or 939, Calling Code: 11
  • Qatar – Country Code: 974, Calling Code: 0
  • Réunion and Mayotte – Country Code: 262, Calling Code: 0
  • Romania – Country Code: 40, Calling Code: 0
  • Russian Federation – Country Code: 7, Calling Code: 810
  • Rwanda – Country Code: 250, Calling Code: 0
  • Saint Helena and also Tristan Da Cunha – Country Code: 290, Calling Code: 0
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – Country Code: 1 869, Calling Code: 11
  • Saint Lucia – Country Code: 1 758, Calling Code: 11
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon – Country Code: 508, Calling Code: 0
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Country Code: 1 784, Calling Code: 11
  • Samoa – Country Code: 685, Calling Code: 0
  • San Marino – Country Code: 378, Calling Code: 0
  • São Tomé and Principe – Country Code: 239, Calling Code: 0
  • Saudi Arabia – Country Code: 966, Calling Code: 0
  • Senegal – Country Code: 221, Calling Code: 0
  • Serbia – Country Code: 381, Calling Code: 99
  • Seychelles – Country Code: 248, Calling Code: 0
  • Sierra Leone – Country Code: 232, Calling Code: 0
  • Singapore – Country Code: 65, Calling Code: 1
  • Slovakia – Country Code: 421, Calling Code: 0
  • Slovenia – Country Code: 386, Calling Code: 0
  • Solomon Islands – Country Code: 677, Calling Code: 0
  • Somalia – Country Code: 252, Calling Code: 0
  • South Africa – Country Code: 27, Calling Code: 9
  • Spain – Country Code: 34, Calling Code: 0
  • Sri Lanka – Country Code: 94, Calling Code: 0
  • Sudan – Country Code: 249, Calling Code: 0
  • Suriname – Country Code: 597, Calling Code: 0
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands – Country Code: 47, Calling Code: 0
  • Swaziland – Country Code: 268, Calling Code: 0
  • Sweden – Country Code: 46, Calling Code: 0
  • Switzerland – Country Code: 41, Calling Code: 0
  • Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) – Country Code: 963, Calling Code: 0
  • Taiwan, Republic of China – Country Code: 886, Calling Code: 2
  • Tajikistan – Country Code: 992, Calling Code: 810
  • Tanzania, United Republic of – Country Code: 255, Calling Code: 0
  • Thailand – Country Code: 66, Calling Code: 1
  • Timor-Leste – Country Code: 670, Calling Code: None
  • Togo – Country Code: 228, Calling Code: 0
  • Tokelau – Country Code: 690, Calling Code: 0
  • Tonga – Country Code: 676, Calling Code: 0
  • Trinidad and Tobago – Country Code: 1 868, Calling Code: 11
  • Tunisia – Country Code: 216, Calling Code: 0
  • Turkey – Country Code: 90, Calling Code: 0
  • Turkmenistan – Country Code: 993, Calling Code: 810
  • Turks and Caicos Islands – Country Code: 1 649, Calling Code: 11
  • Tuvalu – Country Code: 688, Calling Code: 0
  • Uganda – Country Code: 256, Calling Code: 0
  • Ukraine – Country Code: 380, Calling Code: 810
  • United Arab Emirates – Country Code: 971, Calling Code: 0
  • United Kingdom – Country Code: 44, Calling Code: 0
  • United States of America – Country Code: 1, Calling Code: 11
  • Uruguay – Country Code: 598, Calling Code: 0
  • Uzbekistan – Country Code: 998, Calling Code: 810
  • Vanuatu – Country Code: 678, Calling Code: 0
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) – Country Code: 58, Calling Code: 0
  • Vietnam – Country Code: 84, Calling Code: 0
  • Virgin Islands, British – Country Code: 1 284 (BVI), Calling Code: 11
  • Virgin Islands, US – Country Code: 1 340, Calling Code: 11
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands – Country Code: 681, Calling Code: 19
  • Yemen – Country Code: 967, Calling Code: 0
  • Zambia – Country Code: 260, Calling Code: 0
  • Zimbabwe – Country Code: 263, Calling Code: 0

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