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New digital nomad visas around the world

11 Sep 2020

If there is one thing that most people and businesses have learnt from the current situation it is that remote working is important and that it can be done more.
There has already been a big growth in the digital nomad industry, there travel bloggers, influencers and companies with positions of workers doing there job remotely. COVID had shown, with people having to work from home, that we don’t have to have so much of office culture, companies can be more flexible and it can be a better lifestyle for many, promoting a more healthy home/life balance for families in particular.

We have seen more and more countries make a digital nomad visa. Meaning that it can generate funds into the economy whilst providing amazing locations for nomads to work in and enjoy at the same time.


Digital Nomads at Cospace on Koh Phangan. Unfortunately Thailand has not made a specific visa for digital nomads.
Digital Nomads at Cospace on Koh Phangan. Unfortunately Thailand has not made a specific visa for digital nomads.

Digital Nomads are tourisms new saving grace, they earn good money and so circulate this within the country of which they choose to stay.

Which countries now have digital nomad visas?

Georgia
Remotely From Georgia' will allow remote workers to stay and work their online businesses legally for at least 180 days and up to 1 year without having to run annoying visas. It also works well for business owners, entrepreneurs and even salaried employees who are cleared to 'work from home.

Croatia
On 26 August Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic suggested that the government will launch a digital nomad visa.
Croatia is among the CEE countries experiencing a decrease in population, as many people in other EU countries, particularly the young and trained, are leaving for better opportunities. De Jong claims, though, that it can be an appealing designation for international nomads, which will further improve the local economy.

Estonia
The Republic of Estonia recently launched Estonia's Digital Nomad Visa (DNV), in conjunction with e-Residency.
Authorized by the Estonian parliament on June 3rd 2020, the visa will be available to citizens around the world who wish to take advantage of a 12-month stay in Estonia with the possibility of extending it to support their working and living arrangements worldwide.

Bermuda
The British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic offers residences for visitors aged 18 years and over, with requirements including health insurance and proof of employment or higher education enrolment.
The idea behind the scheme is to help kick-start the tourism industry of the island nation and provide a boost for its economy following the coronavirus pandemic.

Mexico
Mexico offers temporary resident visas to people who want to stay more than 180 days and less than four years in the country.
Before entry into Mexico, applicants will have to provide proof of income and other personal details.

Czech Republic
This beautiful country offers freelance and remote workers long term visas. To start the process, applicants must first contact the US-based consular office in the Czech Republic.
Interested tourists will then need to fill out an online application form and provide proof of income, health insurance and other personal details.