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How to call the Vatican City (country code +39 06 698)

LAST UPDATE: April 6th, 2018

Calling to the Vatican City

  • INCLUDE any leading ‘0’ in a phone number in the international call sequence – even with calls from outside the Vatican City and Italy. Do not add a leading ‘0’ to a phone number that does not have one.
  • Vatican City phone numbers are accesss through the Italian phone system through country code +39 and area code ’06 698′.
  • 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

Use the same call sequence.

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

Use the same call sequence.

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

Vatican City 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.

Calling within the Vatican City (domestic dialing)

Dial Vatican phone numbers as they are listed.

There is no trunk or long distance number needed to dial when calling within the Vatican City. Include a leading ‘0’ and ‘6 698’ in the call sequence.

06 698five digits
designates a land-line in the Italian phone systemarea code for the Vatican Citylocal phone number

Vatican City phone numbers explained

Number details

Vatican phone numbers are five digits within the Italian area code of ’06 698′.

An example of a Vatican phone number

The Vatican City Museums lists its phone number in Vatican City as 0039 06 69884676.

Number explanation
3906 69884676
country code for Italy and the Vatican Citydialing prefix used within Vatican City (the leading '0' is always dialed whether it is a local or international call)local phone number in Vatican City
Local example – calling from another location in Vatican City

Dial all ten digits of the phone number when calling within the Vatican City, including the leading ‘0’ and area code ‘6 698’.

06 69884676
dialing prefix within Vatican City (the leading '0' is always dialed whether it is a local or international call)local phone number in the Vatican City
Italy example – calling from Venice, Italy

Dial calls to the Vatican City from Italy as domestic phone calls. All ten digits of the phone number are dialed when calling within the Vatican City, including the leading ‘0’ and area code ‘6 698’.

06 69884676
dialing prefix within Vatican City (the leading '0' is always dialed whether it is a local or international call)local phone number in the Vatican City
International example – calling from outside the Vatican City and Italy

To call from outside the Vatican City, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Italy’s country code of ’39’, followed by the local phone number starting with ’06 698′.

Include any leading ‘0’ in the call sequence – it is not removed from the phone number when dialed from outside the Vatican City.

3906 69884676
country code for Italy and the Vatican Citydialing prefix within Vatican City (the leading '0' is always dialed whether it is a local or international call)local phone number in the Vatican City

Calling from the Vatican City

… to Italy or San Marino

Calls to Italy and San Marino can be dialed as domestic Italian phone numbers, or use the international call sequence.

San Marino phone numbers start with ‘0549’ within the Italian phone system.

… to all other countries and regions

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from the Vatican City.

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