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Digital Nomad visas gaining momentum

Digital Nomad visas gaining momentum

There is no denying that COVID has taken a toll on every aspect of our life and profoundly impacted all sectors, particularly travelling and tourism. Due to travel restrictions imposed by different countries to mitigate COVID-19, it’s much more challenging to work and travel internationally; hence certain countries have introduced what is known as the digital nomad visa.

What Is a Digital Nomad Visa?

A digital nomad is one who lives a nomadic lifestyle and uses technology to work remotely from outside their home country. A digital nomad visa is a document or program that gives someone the legal right to work remotely while residing away from their country of permanent residence.

Some countries allow employers to apply for a digital nomad visa for their company. For instance, Dominica’s program charges $800 (in U.S. dollars) plus an additional $500 for each employee for a business of four or more people.


The obvious benefit of these programs is that you can enjoy a long vacation while maintaining a stable source of income without putting your career on hold. Most regions that offer digital nomad visas already have the infrastructure necessary to support remote workers, such as stable Internet services.


Being a digital nomad requires a job that is remote and flexible. This is especially important when it comes to logging in hours when there is a time difference. Although these kinds of jobs have become more common in the wake of the pandemic, this may be a guaranteed deal-breaker for some companies and workers.

Who Offers Digital Nomad Visas?

There were 24 regions offering programs for temporary remote workers as of July 2021. Although the majority of these are countries, four are British Overseas Territories.

  • Barbados

  • The Bahamas

  • Bermuda

  • Cabo Verde

  • The Cayman Islands

  • Costa Rica

  • Croatia

  • Dominica

  • Curaçao

  • The Czech Republic

  • Estonia

  • Georgia

  • Germany

  • Iceland

  • Malta

  • Mauritius

  • Mexico

  • Norway

  • Portugal

  • Seychelles

With remote working gaining increasing momentum, there is no doubt that the list of countries offering nomadic visas will grow ever longer.

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