How to call to Curaçao (country code +599)

Please note: Curaçao shares country code +599 with the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).

Calling to Curaçao

  • 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.

Mobile phone numbers start with ’95’ and ’96’. Mobile phone numbers are shared between Curaçao and the rest of the Caribbean Netherlands.

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

Curaçao 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 Curaçao (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix dialed when calling within Curaçao.

All Curaçao phone numbers begin with ‘9’, as country code +599 is shared with Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius.

eight digits
local phone number

Curaçaoan phone numbers explained

Number details

Curaçaoan phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit ‘9’ – designates Curaçao within the +599 country code (+599 is shared with Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius).
The second digit designates a land-line (fixed line) or mobile phone number. Land-line phones begin with ‘4’, ‘7’, and ‘8’.

Mobile numbers have the second digit as ‘5’ or ‘6’.

An example of a Curaçaoan phone number

The Curaçao Museum lists its phone number in Willemstad as +(5999) 462-3873 .

Number explanation
5999462 3873
country code for Curaçaogeographic (area) code for Curacao within the Caribbean Netherlands and Curacaodesignates a land-line phone numberlocal phone number within Willemstad
Local example – calling from another location in Willemstad

Dial all eight digits of the local phone number for all phone calls within Curaçao and the Caribbean Netherlands.

9462 3873fourthone
geographic (area) code for Curaçao within the Caribbean Netherlands and Curaçaodesignates a land-line phone numberlocal phone number within Willemstadfourthtwo
Long distance example – calling from Barber, Curaçao (on the other side of the country)

Dial all eight digits of the local phone number for all phone calls within Curaçao and the Caribbean Netherlands.

9462 3873fourthone
geographic (area) code for Curaçao within the Caribbean Netherlands and Curaçaodesignates a land-line phone numberlocal phone number within Willemstadfourthtwo
Caribbean Netherlands example – calling from outside Curaçao but within the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba)

Dial all eight digits of the local phone number for all phone calls within Curaçao and the Caribbean Netherlands.

9462 3873fourthone
geographic (area) code for Curaçao within the Caribbean Netherlands and Curaçaodesignates a land-line phone numberlocal phone number within Willemstadfourthtwo
International example – calling from outside Curaçao and the Caribbean Netherlands

To call from outside Curaçao and the Caribbean Netherlands, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Curaçao country code of ‘599’, followed by the local phone number.

If this number was dialed from outside Curaçao and the Caribbean Netherlands it would be dialed:

[fiveSectionCall firstone=”exit code” firsttwo=”exit code of the country the call is dialed from” secondone=”599″ secondtwo=”country code for Curaçao” thirdone=”9″ thirdtwo=”geographic (area) code for Curaçao within the Caribbean Netherlands and Curaçao” fourthone=”4″ fourthtwo=”designates a land-line phone number” fifthone=”62 3873″ fifthtwo=”local phone number within Willemstad”]

Calling from Curaçao

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Curaçao and the Caribbean Netherlands (including Saba, Bonaire, and Sint Eustatius).

Administrative and regulatory

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