Wikivoyage:Phone numbers

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For most listings, it's helpful to have a phone number for making contact.

We format phone numbers as they would be dialled internationally but in a way that separates the country code, area code, and part that can be dialled locally.

+<country code> <area code> <local number>

For example:

A Canadian number should be listed like:

+1 867 959-5000

Where "1" is the country code, "867" is the area code and "959-5000" can be (optionally) dialled locally using abbreviated dialling (as designated by the two groups of digits con-joined with a hyphen). In most countries the zero is omitted from from the area code when prefixed by country code, there are however some exceptions such as Italy.

  • Numbers should generally begin with + and a country code. The exception is numbers that cannot be dialled from outside the country, which should be listed in their local style. For instance, 1-1-2 and 9-1-1 distress calls, and New Zealand Freephone numbers (e.g. 0800 737-000 for the Air New Zealand Freephone number only valid within NZ).
  • When an area code is required for local dialling, or an area code requires a prefix for local dialling (say a '0'), note that in the Connect section of the guide.
  • Information on freephone/toll-free, caller-paid mobile and premium rate prefixes should also go in the Connect section. Consider whether a warning is necessary in the actual listing if premium rate numbers are used.
  • The number group(s) that can be (optionally) dialled locally are con-joined with hyphens.
  • Brackets are not used in numbers. If the digits are needed when calling from abroad, include them with no brackets (so +1-800-555-0199 and not 1 (800) 555-0199). If the digits are not needed on international calls, omit them (so +44 20 7777-7777 and not +44 (0) 20 7777-7777).
  • Our formatting method may differ from that seen most in the country concerned. We prefer to use hyphens to only indicate the (con-joined) abbreviated part of the whole telephone number that can be utilised for local dialling. We do not use italics or parentheses within the phone number.
  • In most countries, all the digits of mobile phone numbers should be dialled and there will be no (con-joined) abbreviated part of the whole mobile phone number that can be used for local dialling. Mobile phones are only given standard, landline-style geographic numbers in areas where mobile users pay airtime to receive calls (such as Canada/USA and China). This resource is useful for deciding which are mobile numbers. Wikipedia contains a good list of phone numbers formats by countries.
  • The {{listing}} template provides three fields (phone, tollfree, fax) for telephone numbers.
  • Additional numbers (such as TTY/TDD numbers for deaf users) may be added in the phone field separated by a comma. Reason for the other number can be stated in brackets.
  • Numbers that cannot be dialed from outside the country should not begin with a country code. Some examples of these are unified local emergency numbers (like 1-1-2 or 9-1-1) and national freephone numbers in many countries (e.g. 0800 737-000, the Air New Zealand Freephone number, is valid only within NZ).
  • The following number prefixes will not be flagged as having a missing country code: 0508, 0800, 1300, 1800, 01800. Adding a description in brackets after the number of one of the following: "high cost", "extra charge", "premium", "local rate", "in country only", "domestic" or "non-geographic number", will also stop it being flagged as an incorrect format needing country code.

Country-specific examples[edit]

Country, territory or service Country code Examples
Abkhazia +7 840
+7 940
+995 44

+7 840 XXX-XX-XX - landline
+7 940 XXX-XX-XX - mobile
+995 44X XXXXXX - former Georgia phone codes

Afghanistan +93

+93 YY XXX-XXXX - landline
+93 YYY-XXX-XXX - mobile

Åland Islands +358 18 +358 18 XXX-XXX
Albania +355
Algeria +213
American Samoa +1 684 +1 684 XXX-XXXX
Andorra +376
Angola +244
Anguilla +1 264 +1 264 XXX-XXXX
Antigua and Barbuda +1 268 +1 268 XXX-XXXX
Argentina +54
Armenia +374 +374 XXX XXXXX
800-XX-XXX - domestic toll-free
Aruba +297
Ascension +247
Australia +61 +61 X XXXX-XXXX
+61 4XX-XXX-XXX - mobile
1800-XXX-XXX - domestic toll-free and premium (1300, 1800, 1900)
Austria +43
Azerbaijan +994 +994 12 XXX-XX-XX - Baku
+994 18 XXX-XX-XX - Sumqayit
+994 36 XXX-XX-XX - Nakhchivan
+994 2x XXX-XX-XX - other land lines
Bahamas +1 242 +1 242 XXX-XXXX
Bahrain +973
Bangladesh +880
Barbados +1 246 +1 246 XXX-XXXX
Barbuda +1 268 +1 268 XXX-XXXX
Belarus +375
Belgium +32 +32 4XX XX XX XX - mobile
+32 2 XXX XX XX - landline in Brussels
Belize +501
Benin +229
Bermuda +1 441 +1 441 XXX-XXXX
Bhutan +975
Bolivia +591
Bonaire +599 7
Bosnia and Herzegovina +387
Botswana +267
Brazil +55 +55 YY XXXX-XXXX
+55 YY 9XXXX-XXXX - mobile
+55 0800-XXX-XXXX - toll free
British Indian Ocean Territory +246
British Virgin Islands +1 284 +1 284 XXX-XXXX
Brunei Darussalam +673
Bulgaria +359
Burkina Faso +226
Burma +95
Burundi +257
Cambodia +855 +855 YY XXX-XXXX
+855 Y XXXX XXXX - mobile
Cameroon +237
Canada +1 +1 YYY-XXX-XXXX
+1 YYY XXX-XXXX - areas with only one area code
+1-8YY-XXX-XXXX - toll-free (800, 844, 855, 866, 877, 888)
Cape Verde +238
Cayman Islands +1 345 +1 345 XXX-XXXX
Central African Republic +236
Chad +235
Chile +56
China +86
Christmas Island +61
Cocos (Keeling) Islands +61
Colombia +57
Comoros +269
Congo +242
Congo +243
Cook Islands +682
Costa Rica +506
Côte d'Ivoire +225
Croatia +385
Cuba +53
Curaçao +599 9
Cyprus +357
Czech Republic +420
Denmark +45 +45 XXXXXXXX
Diego Garcia +246
Djibouti +253
Dominica +1 767 +1 767 XXX-XXXX
Dominican Republic +1 809
+1 829
+1 849
+1 809-XXX-XXXX
+1 829-XXX-XXXX
+1 849-XXX-XXXX
East Timor +670
Easter Island +56
Ecuador +593
Egypt +20
El Salvador +503
Equatorial Guinea +240
Eritrea +291
Estonia +372
Eswatini +268
Ethiopia +251
Falkland Islands +500 +500 YYXXX
Faroe Islands +298
Fiji +679
Finland +358

+358 16 XXX-XXX - landline
+358 40-XXX-XXXX - mobile
0800-XXX-XXX - domestic toll-free

France +33 +33 Y-XX-XX-XX-XX
French Guiana +594
French Polynesia +689
Gabon +241
Gambia +220
Georgia +995
Germany +49
Ghana +233
Gibraltar +350
Greece +30
Greenland +299
Grenada +1 473 +1 473 XXX-XXXX
Guadeloupe +590
Guam +1 671 +1 671 XXX-XXXX
Guatemala +502
Guernsey +44
Guinea +224
Guinea-Bissau +245
Guyana +592
Haiti +509
Honduras +504
Hong Kong +852 +852 XXXX-XXXX Note: no area code in Hong Kong.
Hungary +36
Iceland +354
India +91
Indonesia +62
Iran +98
Iraq +964
Ireland +353
Isle of Man +44
Israel +972
Italy +39
Jamaica +1 876 +1 876 XXX-XXXX
Jan Mayen +47 79
Japan +81 +81 Y XXXX-XXXX
+81 YY XXXX-XXXX
+81 YY XXX-XXXX
+81 YYY XX-XXXX
+81 YYYY X-XXXX
+81 YYYYY XXXX
Jersey +44
Jordan +962
Kazakhstan +7 6
+7 7
Kenya +254
Kiribati +686
North Korea +850
South Korea +82 +82 Y XXX-XXXX
+82 Y XXXX-XXXX
+82 YY XXX-XXXX
+82 YY XXXX-XXXX
There are other formats for special numbers, too, but in all cases, phone numbers should always omit the "0" part of the area code, and phone numbers can always be dialed locally by omitting the area code, so there should be no dash between the area code and the rest of the number.
Kuwait +965
Kyrgyzstan +996
Laos +856
Latvia +371
Lebanon +961
Lesotho +266
Liberia +231
Libya +218
Liechtenstein +423
Lithuania +370
Luxembourg +352
Macau +853
Madagascar +261
Malawi +265
Malaysia +60
Maldives +960
Mali +223
Malta +356
Marshall Islands +692
Martinique +596
Mauritania +222
Mauritius +230
Mayotte +262
Mexico +52
Federated States of Micronesia +691
Midway Island +1 808 +1 808 XXX-XXXX
Moldova +373
Monaco +377
Mongolia +976
Montenegro +382
Montserrat +1 664 +1 664 XXX-XXXX
Morocco +212
Mozambique +258
Namibia +264
Nauru +674
Nepal +977
Netherlands +31
Nevis +1 869 +1 869 XXX-XXXX
New Caledonia +687
New Zealand +64
Nicaragua +505 All numbers have eight digits. Cell phone numbers tend to start with 8 whereas landlines usually start with 2
Niger +227
Nigeria +234
Niue +683
Norfolk Island +672
North Macedonia +389
Northern Mariana Islands +1 670 +1 670 XXX-XXXX
Norway +47

+47 XX-XX-XX-XX - landline
+47 4XX-XX-XXX - mobile
+47 9XX-XX-XXX - mobile

Oman +968
Pakistan +92
Palau +680
Palestinian territories +970
Panama +507
Papua New Guinea +675
Paraguay +595
Peru +51
Philippines +63
Pitcairn Islands +64
Poland +48
Portugal +351
Puerto Rico +1 787
+1 939
+1 787-XXX-XXXX
+1 939-XXX-XXXX
Qatar +974
Réunion +262
Romania +40
Russia +7
Rwanda +250
Saba +599 4
Saint Barthélemy +590
Saint Helena +290
Saint Kitts and Nevis +1 869 +1 869 XXX-XXXX
Saint Lucia +1 758 +1 758 XXX-XXXX
Saint Martin +590
Saint Pierre and Miquelon +508
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines +1 784 +1 784 XXX-XXXX
Samoa +685
San Marino +378
São Tomé and Príncipe +239
Saudi Arabia +966
Senegal +221
Serbia +381
Seychelles +248
Sierra Leone +232
Singapore +65 +65 XXXX XXXX
Sint Eustatius +599 3
Sint Maarten +1 721 +1 721 XXX-XXXX
Slovakia +421
Slovenia +386
Solomon Islands +677
Somalia +252
South Africa +27
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands +500 +500 YYXXX
South Ossetia +995 34
South Sudan +211
Spain +34
Sri Lanka +94
Sudan +249
Suriname +597
Svalbard +47 79
Sweden +46
Switzerland +41
Syria +963
Taiwan +886
Tajikistan +992
Tanzania +255
Thailand +66
Togo +228
Tokelau +690
Tonga +676
Trinidad and Tobago +1 868 +1 868 XXX-XXXX
Tristan da Cunha +290 8
Tunisia +216
Turkey +90
Turkmenistan +993
Turks and Caicos Islands +1 649 +1 649 XXX-XXXX
Tuvalu +688
Uganda +256
Ukraine +380
United Arab Emirates +971
United Kingdom +44 +44 YY XXXX-XXXX
+44 YYY XXX-XXXX
+44 YYYY XXXXXX
+44 YYYY XXXXX
+44 YYYYY XXXXX
+44 YYYYY XXXX
United States +1 +1 YYY XXX-XXXX
+1 YYY-XXX-XXXX - metro area requiring area codes
+1-YYY-XXX-XXXX - metro area requiring 11 digits (NYC, LAX, Chicago, SFO)
+1-8YY-XXX-XXXX - toll-free (800, 844, 855, 866, 877, 888)
Uruguay +598
US Virgin Islands +1 340 +1 340 XXX-XXXX
Uzbekistan +998
Vanuatu +678
Venezuela +58
Vatican City +39 06 698
+379
Vietnam +84 +84 YY XXX XXXX - mobile
+84 1YY XXX XXXX - mobile
+84 2YY XXX XXXX - landline
Wake Island +1 808 +1 808 XXX-XXXX
Wallis and Futuna +681
Yemen +967
Zambia +260
Zanzibar +255
Zimbabwe +263

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