How to call Tunisia (country code +216)

Calling to Tunisia

  • 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 ‘2’, ‘4’, ‘5’, and ‘9’.

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

Tunisia does not have a country-specific 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 Tunisia (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed. There is no long distance or trunk prefix used when calling domestically in Tunisia.

eight digits
local phone number

Tunisian phone numbers explained

Number details

Tunisian phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit signifies whether the phone number is a land-line or mobile phone.

Landline (fixed line) phone numbers begin with the digit ‘7’. The second digit of a landline phone number signifies a geographic area of the country.

Mobile numbers start with a ‘9’, ‘4’, ‘2’, or ‘5’. Each starting digit signifies a different mobile carrier.

An example of a Tunisian phone number

The Hotel Belvedere Fourati lists its phone number in Tunis as +216 71 783 133.

Phone number example
21671783 133
country code for Tunisiageographic (area) code for Tunisremainder of the local phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Tunis, Tunisia

Dial the full eight digit phone number for all phone calls within Tunisia.

71783 133
geographic (area) code for Tunisremainder of the local phone number
Long distance example – calling from Zarzis, Tunisia (on the other side of the country)

Dial the full eight digit phone number for all calls within Tunisia.

71783 133
geographic (area) code for Tunisremainder of the local phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Tunisia)

Dial the full eight digit phone number for all calls within Tunisia.

71783 133
geographic (area) code for Tunisremainder of the local phone number
International example – calling from outside Tunisia

To call from outside Tunisia, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Tunisia’s country code of ‘216’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code21671783 133
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Tunisiageographic (area) code for Tunisremainder of the local phone number

Calling from Tunisia

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

Administrative and regulatory

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