I have tried to make a call from Bahrain and received the message 'All outgoing calls except emergencies are barred'.
I have googled this and followed numerous links within the Giffgaff forum website and noticed that the issues were from as far back as 2014.
I have temporarily changed the carrier, as recommended, it made no difference. I've restarted and also made no difference.
I followed all advice with regards this issue and still I am unable to phone out. This is a bit annoying as I have added £20 credit to enable me to call back to the UK.
I look forward to any suggestions to resolve this.