International Coverage

Country and Currency Codes

PayPal uses 3-character ISO-4217 codes for specifying currencies in fields and variables.

Currency Currency code
Australian dollar AUD
Brazilian real 2 BRL
Canadian dollar CAD
Czech koruna CZK
Danish krone DKK
Euro EUR
Hong Kong dollar HKD
Hungarian forint 1 HUF
Israeli new shekel ILS
Japanese yen 1 JPY
Malaysian ringgit 2 MYR
Mexican peso MXN
New Taiwan dollar 1 TWD
New Zealand dollar NZD
Norwegian krone NOK
Philippine peso PHP
Polish złoty PLN
Pound sterling GBP
Russian ruble RUB
Singapore dollar SGD
Swedish krona SEK
Swiss franc CHF
Thai baht THB
United States dollar USD

Notes:

1 This currency does not support decimals. If you pass a decimal amount, an error occurs.
2 This currency is supported as a payment currency and a currency balance for in-country PayPal accounts only.

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 cannot:

  • 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 can:

  • Send payments in BRL only to other Brazilian users.
  • Send payments in other currencies only to those outside Brazil.

Brazilian users cannot:

  • Send payments to other Brazilian users in a currency other than BRL.
  • Send payments that result in currency conversion to or from BRL.

Note Non-Brazilian users cannot hold currency balances in BRL.

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 cannot:

  • 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.