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Currency exchange services in Paraguay

Your best option for travel money in Paraguay

About us

Since August 2012, Global Exchange offers currency exchange services in this country through three branches at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Asunción, capital city of Paraguay. At Global Exchange, you will find world-class foreign exchange and an excellent customer service.

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About us

Since August 2012, Global Exchange offers currency exchange services in this country through three branches at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Asunción, capital city of Paraguay. At Global Exchange, you will find world-class foreign exchange and an excellent customer service.

Global Exchange is one of the three leading companies in offering currency exchange services. Currently, we have a 220-branch network located at 54 international airports and hotels of 20 countries in 5 continents, Brazil being one of the countries where we are present. Around 1,800 employees strive every day to serve more than 4.8 million Customers per year.

Our company is following an ambitious strategic plan which aims to triple the size of the company during the next five years. Our aim is to be present in 23 countries by 2016, through 230 branches to serve around 5.5 million Customers per year. This is a solid, sustained growth to keep reinforcing our leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean and to keep on growing in other continents such as Europe, North Africa, Asia or the Middle East, aiming to arrive to every corner of the globe where a customer may need to exchange their currency.

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Branches in Paraguay

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport Avda. Aviadores del Chaco 1690 - 2079 Luque (Asunción) +(595) 21 644 682

First Floor - International Departures - Boarding Area

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Avda. Aviadores del Chaco 1690 - 2079 Luque (Asunción)

+(595) 21 644 682

24 hours open

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First floor, international departures, boarding area, to the right, before the Duty Free Shop.

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Ground Floor - International Arrivals - Landside

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Avda. Aviadores del Chaco 1690 - 2079 Luque (Asunción)

+(595) 21 644 682

24 hours open

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Ground floor, landside international arrivals hall, in front of passengers exit gate.

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Ground Floor - International Arrivals - Airside

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Avda. Aviadores del Chaco 1690 - 2079 Luque (Asunción)

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24 hours open

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Ground floor, international arrivals, baggage claim area, to the left of the Duty Free Shop.

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Ground Floor - International Arrivals - Airside

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Avda. Aviadores del Chaco 1690 - 2079 Luque (Asunción)

+(595) 21 644 682

24 hours open

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Ground floor, international arrivals, baggage claim hall, next to the lounge and immigration desks.

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The Guaraní

The guaraní is the official currency of Paraguay and was created in 1943, even though it was not in use until 1944.

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The Guaraní

The guaraní is the official currency of Paraguay and was created in 1943, even though it was not in use until 1944.

Origins and history

In 1811, the currencies used in Paraguay were from Spain, such as the peso, the real or the cuartillo, which were minted in gold and silver. During the early years of the independence, it was hard to mint coins of their own, so this is why currencies from other countries circulated around, stamped with a little mark.

When Carlos Antonio López arrived to the power, they realized it was necessary to have a currency of their own. The law of 24th November 1842 provided the minting of coins up 30,000 pesos.

On the 1st March 1847, Carlos Antonio López issued a provision creating paper money and he authorised by decree the issue through the national treasury, to the total value of two hundred thousand pesos.

Under the government of Higinio Morínigo a monetary reform was carried out, bringing stability to the country and encouraging savings. There was only one issuing bank, the Bank of the Republic of Paraguay, currently the Central Bank of Paraguay, created by Law 5130 of the 8th September 1944. Guaraníes are in force since 1944, although the first pesos which were circulating had been resealed.

Guaraní coins and banknotes in circulation

Coins currently in circulation are of 500 and 1,000 guaraníes. Also, there are banknotes of 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 y 100,000 guaraníes.

2000 guaraníes banknote
Coins and notes

Notes

Coins

FAQs
Which currencies do you accept at your branches located in the airports of Paraguay?
We want to provide with an integral service to our Customers, so we offer foreign exchange services in a wide range of currencies:
Argentine Peso ARS Brazilian Real BRL Canadian Dollar CAD
Swiss Franc CHF Euro EUR US Dollar USD
Japanese Yen JPY British Pound GBP Uruguayan Peso UYU
Chilean Peso CLP Australian Dollar AUD Colombian Peso COP
Mexican Peso MXN Boliviano BOB Norwegian Krone NOK
Swedish Krone SEK Peruvian Nuevo Sol PEN
Which is the exchange rate of the guaraní to the US dollar?
Exchange rates are constantly changing, so it is advisable to check prices at the screens in our branches.
Is it advisable to travel to Europe with guaraníes?
It is highly advisable to exchange your guaraníes before departing from Paraguay, as they can be hard to exchange in Europe.
Is it necessary to submit any document to perform a foreign exchange transaction in Paraguay?
According to legislation from the Central Bank of Paraguay, it is not necessary to submit an ID for transactions less than USD 500 or its value in other currencies.

Nevertheless, due to our engagement and values following a strict observance of law and anti-money laundering and terrorism financing policies, and also our guarantees and security offered to our customers in their exchange transactions, we require an ID in all our foreign exchange transactions, regardless the amount.
Do you accept traveller cheques at your branches?
No. Our branches in Paraguay do not accept at this moment traveller cheques, as their increasingly hard to exchange.
Which are the opening hours of your branches at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport?
Our branches are 24 hours open, non-stop, so that all passengers can be served in their foreign exchange needs.
Can I pay with credit or debit card?
Yes. You can pay your foreign exchange transaction in credit or debit card.
I've been given a 15% off voucher in my transaction, how does it work?
You can use this voucher in your next currency exchange transaction, at any of our branches within the same country. This discount is applicable on the exchange margin and it does not expiry.

If you still have doubts, you can ask any of our agents at the Customer Service Department.

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