How to call Djibouti (country code +253)

Calling to Djibouti

  • 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 begin with ‘6’, ‘7’, and ‘8’.

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

Djibouti 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 Djibouti (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Djibouti. There is no trunk or long distance number needed to dial when calling within Djibouti.

eight digits
local phone number

Djibouti’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Djiboutian phone numbers are eight digits.

The first two digits designate whether the phone number is fixed line (land-line) or mobile phone.

Landlines start with ’21’. The third and fourth digit designate a geographic area of the country.

Mobile numbers start with ’77’.

An example of a Djiboutian phone number

The Acacias Hotel Djibouti lists its phone number in Djibouti as (+253) 21327878.

Phone number explanation
25321327878
country code for Djiboutisignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Djiboutiremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Djibouti

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Djibouti.

21327878
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Djiboutiremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Mouhoule, Djibouti (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Djibouti.

21327878
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Djiboutiremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Djibouti)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Djibouti.

21327878
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Djiboutiremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Djibouti

To call from outside Djibouti, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Djibouti’s country code of ‘253’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code25321327878
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Djiboutisignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Djiboutiremainder of the phone number

Calling from Djibouti

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

Administrative and regulatory

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