How to call Saint Helena (country code +290)

Please note: St. Helena shares country code ‘+290’ with Tristan da Cunha. Tristan da Cunha phone numbers begin with ‘8’, while the remaining phone numbers are assigned to St. Helena.

Calling to Saint Helena

  • 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 ‘5’ and ‘6’.

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

Saint Helena 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 Saint Helena (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire five digit phone number as it is listed.

There is no trunk or long distance number used in Saint Helena’s phone network.

five digits
local phone number

Saint Helena’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Saint Helenian phone numbers are five digits.

The first digit signifies whether the phone number is a land-line (fixed line) or mobile phone. Land-line phone numbers begin with a ‘2’.

Mobile numbers typically begin with a ‘5’ or ‘6’.

An example of a Saint Helenian phone number

The St. Helena Tourism Association lists its phone number in Jamestown as +29 022 158.

Phone number explanation
29022 158
country code for Saint Helena signifies a landline phone numberphone number within Jamestown
Local example – calling from another location in Jamestown, Saint Helena

Dial the entire five digit phone number for all calls within St. Helena.

22 158
phone number within Jamestown
Long distance example – calling from Bamboo Hedge, Saint Helena (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire five digit phone number for all calls within St. Helena.

22 158
phone number within Jamestown
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Saint Helena)

Dial the entire five digit phone number for all calls within St. Helena.

22 158
phone number within Jamestown
International example – calling from outside Saint Helena

To call from outside Saint Helena, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Saint Helena’s country code of ‘290’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code29022 158
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Saint Helenaphone number within Jamestown

Calling from Saint Helena

’00’ is used as an exit code to dial an international call from Saint Helena.

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