• Global Exchange Paraguay
  • Customer Service
  • 0-800-11-0022
  • EN

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.

Learn more

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.

We are currently the third most important company in the world rendering currency exchange services at international airports and other important touristic spots. At present we have a network of 260 branches located at international airports and hotels in 21 countries and 5 continents, where thanks to our staff of +2,200 employees, we serve more than 5.5 million customers a year.

The Global Exchange Group is currently immersed in an ambitious strategic plan aiming at doublefolding the size of the company over the next 5 years. Our goal is to reach 2021 with presence in 42 countries through 400 branches that will serve 10 million customers a year. This will allow us to increase our workforce to 2,800 employees worldwide. This is a solid and sustained growth that will continue consolidating our leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean and strengthening our growth in other continents such as Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Global Exchange

Branches in Paraguay

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport Avda. Aviadores del Chaco 1690 - 2079 Luque (Asunción) 0-800-11-0022

First Floor - International Departures - Boarding Area

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

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

Phone us toll free at 0-800-11-0022 (From outside Paraguay dial +(595) 21 644 682).

24 hours open

Comments:

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

Share:
Print

Ground Floor - International Arrivals - Landside

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

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

Phone us toll free at 0-800-11-0022 (From outside Paraguay dial +(595) 21 644 682).

24 hours open

Comments:

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

Share:
Print

Ground Floor - International Arrivals - Airside

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

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

Phone us toll free at 0-800-11-0022 (From outside Paraguay dial +(595) 21 644 682).

24 hours open

Comments:

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

Share:
Print

Ground Floor - International Arrivals - Airside

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

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

Phone us toll free at 0-800-11-0022 (From outside Paraguay dial +(595) 21 644 682).

24 hours open

Comments:

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

Share:
Print

Currencies

Available currencies

The currencies that we buy / sell in our exchange branches in Paraguay are the following:

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
Arab Emirates dirham
AED
Chinese yuan
CNY
Costa Rican colon
CRC
Czech koruna
CZK
Danish krone
DKK
Dominican peso
DOP
Guatemalan quetzal
GTQ
Paraguayan guarani
PYG
Hong Kong dollar
HKD
Honduran lempira
HNL
Israeli new shekel
ILS
Moroccan dirham
MAD
Nicaraguan cordoba
NIO
New Zealand dollar
NZD
Polish zloty
PLN
Romanian Leu
RON
Russian ruble
RUB
Singapore Dollar
SGD
Turkish lira
TRY
Taiwan dollar
TWD
South African Rand
ZAR
Thai Bath
THB

· Remember that you can pay your foreign exchange transaction in credit or debit card.

The Guaraní

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

Learn more

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, Brazilian Real, Canadian Dollar, Swiss Franc, Euro, US Dollar, Japanese Yen, British Pound, Uruguayan Peso, Chilean Peso, Australian Dollar, Colombian Peso, Mexican Peso, Boliviano, Norwegian Krone, Swedish Krone and Peruvian Nuevo Sol.
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.

Careers Paraguay

In Paraguay, we're always on the look out for:
Customer Service Representatives
On-Site Managers
Treasurers

Go to job offers

Contact us

Phone us toll free at 0-800-11-0022 (From outside Paraguay dial +(595) 21 644 682) or fill out this form to submit your questions or comments

Your message has been sent successfully.

We are sorry. Please try again later.