to call from Country to Country
To make a direct international phone call from
one country to another, you need to know the following things emphasized
The IDD (International
Direct Dialing Number) for the country you are calling from. This is available in
the third column on the International Dialing
The Country Code of the
country you are calling. This is shown in the second column on the International Dialing
For example, the IDD to call from the United
States to another country is 011. In the United Kingdom and in many
other countries, the IDD is 00. Other countries have different
numbers, or may offer more than one depending on the carrier and type of
service. Make sure you have the correct IDD for the country you are
calling from. These will be the first numbers dialed, as shown below.
Every country has a distinct code, though in
some cases it can be shared with other countries. For example, The US,
Canada, much of the Caribbean and even Guam use the country code of 1.
The Country code is dialed after the IDD and before the area code and phone
number, as shown below.
The city/area code (if any)
for the number you are dialing. Click the country's hyperlink on
the International Dialing
Some smaller countries don't use city/area
codes, while larger ones may have hundreds of them. Due to the
tremendous growth most nations have experienced in telecommunications
devices, codes are changed and added frequently. If the name of the
country on the International Dialing Codes page is highlighted as a
hyperlink, there may be a list of city/area codes or other information that
might help you complete your call. This is the most difficult
information on this site to keep up to date, so unfortunately some listings
might be incomplete or outdated. While some countries don't use
city/area codes, if it is not listed here it may also mean that I don't have
Example: Calling from the
United Kingdom to Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil.
NOTE: In most
hotels, you will need to dial 9, 0 or perhaps another number to obtain an
The sequence is
essentially the same when dialing from anywhere, to anywhere.
to the Dialing Codes Page.