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How to Call Egypt from the U.S.

Getting stressed about your next call to Egypt because of hard-to-follow instructions with calling cards and limited cell phone services?

Then let us help you unwind those knots with our helpful “How To Call Egypt” guide below, complete with dialing instructions.

To call Egypt from the U.S., just follow these simple dialing instructions:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 20, the country code for Egypt.
  • Then dial the area code (1 digit — please see a sample calling code list below).
  • And finally the phone number (seven digits).

Need more help with how to call Egypt?

Here‘s a list of some major city area codes and city calling codes:

Alexandria 3
Aswan 97
Asyut 88
Beni Suef 82
Cairo 2
Damanhur 45
El Mahalla el Kubra 40
(El) Minya 86
Fayoum 84
Giza 2
Ismailia 64
Luxor 95
Mansoura 50
Port Said 66
Rafah 68
Shebin El Kom 48
Sohag 93
Suez 62
Tanta 40
Qunea 96
Zagazig 55

If your call isn‘t going through

Make sure you‘re not making any of these common dialing mistakes:

International calling blocked

Occasionally, cell phone service providers will automatically set phone to block international calling. If so, just go into your phone‘s settings and disable this feature before trying to place an international call.

Area codes

Area codes are not meant to be added to international cell phone numbers. Further, many cell numbers use a dedicated starting digit one that is not used for landlines.

Watch for trunk codes

For numbers starting with a zero, you must drop the zero or “trunk code” before dialing.


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