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How to call Malta (country code +365)

LAST UPDATE: April 6th, 2018

Calling to Malta

  • 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.

Malta’s country code may be mislabeled:

  • Country code 00365 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Malta’s country code of ‘365’).
  • Country code 011365 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Malta’s country code of ‘365’).

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

… to a mobile (cellular) phone

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ’99’.

When calling a mobile phone user, dial to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person is roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Dial VoIP phone numbers based in Malta with the same call sequence as a regular landline phone.

When calling a VoIP phone user, dial to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person is roaming.

… to a satellite phone

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

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

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Malta (domestic dialing)

Dial all numbers as they are listed.

There is no trunk or long distance number needed to dial when calling within Malta.

eight digits
local phone number

Maltese phone numbers explained

Number details

Maltese phone numbers are eight digits.

Landline phone numbers start with ’21’. Mobile phone numbers start with ’99’.

An example of a Maltese phone number

The Hotel Phoenicia lists its phone number in Floriana as (+356) 21 225 241.

Number explanation
35621225 241
country code for Maltageographic (area) code as well as a carrier code for Maltacomlocal phone number in Floriana
Local example – calling from another location in Floriana

Dial all eight numbers as listed.

21225 241
geographic (area) code as well as a carrier code for Maltacomlocal phone number in Floriana
Long distance example – calling form Victoria, Malta (on the other side of the country)

Dial all eight numbers as listed.

21225 241
geographic (area) code as well as a carrier code for Maltacomlocal phone number in Floriana
International example – calling from outside Malta

To call from outside Malta, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Malta’s country code of ‘356’, followed by the local area code and phone number.

exit code35621225 241
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Maltageographic (area) code as well as a carrier code for Maltacomlocal phone number in Floriana

Calling from Malta

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

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