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

Calling to the Vatican City

  • Any leading ‘0’ in a phone number is included 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, 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

Vatican City does not have a country-speicifc satellite phone system.

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

 

Calling within the Vatican City(domestic dialing)

Vatican phone numbers are simply dialed as they are listed.

There is no trunk or long distance number needed to dial when calling within the Vatican City, however a leading ‘0’ and ‘6 698’ is included 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

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
Italy example – calling from Venice, Italy

Calls to the Vatican City from Italy are dialed 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 the 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.

Administrative and regulatory

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