How to call Kosovo (country code +383)

Kosovo’s phone numbering system (country code +383) is currently in transition from Serbia’s (country code +381).

Phone numbers located in Kosovo listed under country code +381 will soon moved to Kosovo’s country code +383.

Kosovo phone number ranges in the Serbian phone system are: landline and mobile phone networks on +381 28 and landline networks on +381 29, +381 38, and +381 39.

Some mobile phone users in Kosovo may also temporarily be on networks accessed through Monaco and Slovenia’s country codes:

Monaco (+377): mobile phone networks on +377 44 and +377 45.
Slovenia (+386): mobile phone networks on +386 43 and +386 49.

Calling to Kosovo

Calling instruction to Kosovo +383 phone numbers. For calling instructions to Kosovo +381 phone numbers see our page on “How to call Serbia“.

Kosovo country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00383 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Kosovo’s country code of ‘383’).
  • Country code 011383 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Kosovo’s country code of ‘383’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

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

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phones in Kosovo may be on Serbian (country code +381) phone network on +381 28 or through Monaco (+377) on +377 44 and +377 45 or through Slovenia (+386) on +386 43 and +386 49.

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

Kosovo 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.

Kosovar phone numbers explained

Number details

Kosovo’s phone numbers are eight digits.

The first two digits are an area code.

An example of a Kosovo phone number

The Swiss Diamond Hotel – Prishtina lists its phone number in Pristina as+381 (0)38 220 000.

+381 demonstrates that the phone number is accessed through the Serbian phone network.

Number explanation
38138220 000
country code for Serbia (and Kosovo)area (geographic) code for Kosovolocal phone number in Pristina

The (0) is a trunk prefix used for calling to a different area code in the Serbian phone system.

Local example – calling from another location in Pristina

Dial only the local phone number. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

220 000
local phone number in Pristina
Long distance example – calling from Prizren, Kosovo (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

038220 000
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Pristinalocal phone number in Pritsina
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Kosovo)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

038220 000
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Pristinalocal phone number in Pritsina
International example – calling from outside Kosovo

To call from outside Kosovo, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Kosovo (and Serbia’s) country code of ‘381’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include a leading ‘0’ in the call when calling from outside Kosovo or Serbia.

exit code38132220 000
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Serbiaarea (geographic) code for Pristinalocal phone number in Pristina

Calling from Kosovo

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

Administrative and regulatory

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