How to call to Belize (country code +501)

Calling to Belize

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

The second digit of the local phone number signifies whether the phone number is a mobile or landline. The second digit of mobile phone number is ‘1’.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Belize does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

 Calling within Belize (domestic dialing)

Dial all digits of the phone number for all calls within Belize. There is no trunk prefix dialed when calling within Belize.

seven digits
local phone number

Belize’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Belizean phone numbers are seven digits.

The first digit signifies that the phone is located in a geographic part of the country.

The second digit signifies the phone carrier within that geographic area, as well as whether the phone is a landline or mobile phone.

An example of a Belizean phone number

The Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge lists its phone number in Belmopan as 011-501-670-5897.

Number explanation
501670 5897
country code for Belizelocal number within Belmopan
Local example – calling from another location in Belmopan, Belize

Dial the entire seven digit phone number for all calls within Belize.

670 5897
local phone number in Belmopan
Long distance example – calling from Punta Gorda, Belize (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire seven digit phone number for all calls within Belize.

670 5897
local phone number in Belmopan
International example – calling from outside Belize

To call from outside Belize, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Belize’s country code of ‘501’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code501670 5897
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Belizelocal phone number in Belmopan

Calling from Belize

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Belize.

Administrative and regulatory

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