Currency Restrictions

Important: Adaptive Payments is not available for new integrations. PayPal provides this documentation to support existing integrations.

Lists the currency restrictions for countries that have restrictions.

Countries with Currency Restrictions

If you are a PayPal account holder in a country with currency restrictions, make sure that your Adaptive Payment code or Mass Pay file contains requests that meet your country's requirements. If any of the Mass Pay entries do not comply with the country's restrictions, those entries will fail with an error message.

The following table lists the countries with currency restrictions and describes the restrictions that apply to Adaptive Payments and Mass Payments.

Country Currency Code Restrictions
Argentina ARS

Argentine users can:

  • Send payments in ARS only to other Argentine users.
  • Send payments in other currencies to all users, including those in Argentina.

Argentine users can't:

  • Send payments in ARS to users outside of Argentina.
  • Send payments that result in currency conversion to or from ARS.

Note: Non-Argentine users cannot hold currency balances in ARS.

Brazil BRL

Brazilian users:

This currency is supported as a payment currency and a currency balance for in-country PayPal accounts only. If the receiver of funds is not from Brazil, then PayPal converts funds into the primary holding currency of the account with the applicable currency conversion rate. The currency conversion rate includes PayPal's applicable spread or fee.

Malaysia MYR

Malaysian users can:

  • Send payments in MYR only to other Malaysian users.
  • Send payments in other currencies to all users, including those in Malaysia.

Malaysian users can't:

  • Send payments that result in currency conversion to or from MYR.
  • Send MYR balances to non-Malaysian users.

Note: Non-Malaysian users cannot hold currency balances in MYR.