I'm traveling and I can't get my WhatsApp code

If you are traveling abroad, you may experience difficulty getting your verification code to register your WhatsApp account.
The verification code is used to verify that you own the phone number. You must be able to verify your phone number via SMS or phone call. If you’re re-registering your phone number, you can get a code via email If you’ve added your email address to your account in your WhatsApp settings, during your initial registration, or during two-step verification setup.
Note: If you have roaming enabled, you may be able to verify your account as normal. Roaming may incur extra charges.

How to register while traveling

You may be able to get your code if you:
  • Turn on roaming: If you turn on roaming on your device, you can receive SMS or phone calls. Please keep in mind that roaming can incur extra charges.
  • Check your voicemail: If you select Call me to verify your phone number, our automated system should leave you a voicemail with your code.
Otherwise, you should consider using a local phone number that you are able to receive a call or SMS with.

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