Restricted Countries for PayPal & Virtual Visa

For compliance, the following is a list of countries prohibited by the U.S. State Department, but please note this list changes frequently and payment providers frequently change their own service availability without notice.  

The Virtual Visa card issuers and PayPal restrict sending money to many countries, with the following being our most recent. See the official PayPal list here (hint: scroll down)

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • American Samoa
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua And Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Crimea
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gabon Republic
  • Gambia
  • Gaza & West Bank
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guam
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Lybia
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mayotte
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Serbia and Montenegro
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
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  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Note: some countries above may sometimes work with Virtual Visa but not PayPal, or vice versa. It's important to note this is out of Ethnio's control as country restrictions change daily. Your recipients in restricted countries will see the following message, which you can customize.

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