Digital Nomad Visas – Lost Nomad Tue, 18 Jan 2022 23:14:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Digital Nomad Visas – Lost Nomad 32 32 Romania accepts digital nomads – but only high-income people Mon, 17 Jan 2022 06:46:13 +0000

On January 14, President Klaus Iohannis signed into law the Law Amending and Supplementing Government Emergency Ordinance no. 194/2002 on the regime of foreigners in Romania – the Digital Nomads bill.

The bill defines the digital nomad as a foreigner who is employed with an employment contract in a company registered outside Romania and who provides services through the use of information and communication technologies.

The long-stay visa is granted, upon request, to digital nomads who wish to travel and stay in Romania, while continuing to derive income from the performance of the employment contract with a company registered outside Romania or from the activities carried out by a company registered by them outside Romania, using information and communication technologies, if they cumulatively fulfill the different conditions.

First, they must have obtained income from the activity carried out, in the amount of at least three times the average gross monthly salary in Romania for each of the last six months preceding the date of submission of the visa application, a ceiling of income that must be maintained for the entire duration of the stay in Romania under the Digital Nomad visa.

In November, the average gross salary in Romania was almost 6,000 RON (1,200 EUR). The average gross salary in the IT&C sector was 14,300 RON (2,860 EUR) – which means that on average, Romanian employees in the highest paid sector in Romania would not be eligible for the Digital Nomad visa in their own country .

The average budget for a digital nomad, estimated by, a publication dedicated to such people, is $1,875 – less than half of the minimum set by Romania. The list of documents that a digital nomad must provide to the Romanian authorities, presented by, is also quite impressive.

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Retirement is not just a siesta Sat, 15 Jan 2022 21:00:00 +0000

On New Year’s Day, International Living – a global travel magazine – released its annual compilation of the world’s best places to retire in 2022. The list, which ranks countries based on various factors such as climate, health care, cost of living, housing, ease of obtaining visas, etc. saw Thailand come in 11th place and take top honors in Asia.

Sensing an opportunity to start the year on a positive note and take credit for the accomplishment, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was quick to thank Thais for their hospitality and expressed his pride for the country’s unique culture, said government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana.

Although the 11th place is not negligible, Thailand should be more competitive. In fact, the country ranked 7th in 2016 on the list, but it failed to capitalize on that momentum.

Thailand has a lot to offer, especially in terms of affordable housing, low living costs, and modern cities with excellent health care and world-class amenities. But the quality of life does not hide the fact that retirees enjoy few opportunities in the country.

Even after completing the bureaucratic maze required to obtain a retirement visa, retirees must maintain their status by regularly reporting to authorities, which means keeping up with changing rules and regulations.

It is also difficult, if not nearly impossible, for retirees to acquire permanent residence after deciding to settle permanently in Thailand. Retirees also miss out on benefits like utility discounts and find it difficult to start a business here. Compare that to top-ranked countries like Costa Rica, which grants retirees permanent residency after three years in the country, or Panama, where retirees get a wide range of discounts at hotels, restaurants and hospitals.

Covid-19 has revealed that the world is not static. People react to changing scenarios and countries need to adapt to these changes in real time to stay competitive. This principle applies not only to make Thailand more attractive to retire in, but also to coax other high-potential demographic groups such as remote workers or entrepreneurs wishing to set up local businesses.

For example, Dubai has moved forward with a digital nomad visa that allows employees earning a minimum of US$5,000 (165,000 baht) to live in the country for one year. Similarly, Portugal, which ranked 4th on the list, grants residency to remote employees earning at least €702 (26,500 baht) per month. Meanwhile, Thailand has been languishing for more than half a decade trying to introduce a visa option for the ever-growing remote work community.

Despite these challenges, foreign retirees and other groups enjoy a good lifestyle here, but can the same be said for Thai seniors? In 2016, nearly 40% of the 10 million elderly Thais who had passed the mandatory retirement age of 60 were still working, said the Department of Older People (DOP) of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development. In the twilight of their lives, elderly people drive buses in Bangkok, work on farms or work in factories to help support their families or pay for their grandchildren’s education.

The Old Age Allowance Fund (OAA), which was established in 2009 to support older people who do not receive a government pension, pays out a meager 600 baht per month to people aged 60 to 69, 700 baht per month to those aged 70 to 79. , 800 baht for 80-89 and 1,000 baht per month for 90+. While the initiative is commendable, it is an unrealistic amount to retire on if seniors do not have prior savings or are not receiving support from their children. With Thailand rapidly aging, the burden on this fund will continue to grow, which, in turn, will put pressure on the working-age population who pay for it.

In addition to better internal policies promoting savings from an early age and some form of access to social security for the workforce, including blue-collar workers, rapidly aging societies must also look to outside for help. Thailand should make the most of its international reputation as an ideal destination for remote work, business and retirement to bolster its pension fund. Give people with disposable income who want to live and spend here a headache-free legal option, incentivize spending and collect taxes to not only stimulate the economy, but also improve the retirement system. After all, shouldn’t Thailand also be a good place for the average Thai to retire?


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Expat Empire helps people make their dreams of moving abroad come true Wed, 12 Jan 2022 22:43:27 +0000

Expat Empire makes traveling abroad easy with expert advisory services and advice from experienced expats around the world. They support digital nomads, employees, entrepreneurs, retirees and more in their next steps abroad.

The Expat Empire team has been working hard since 2018 to help people around the world relocate, live and work abroad the way they want. Long-time expatriates themselves, the Expat Empire team distills the complicated and overwhelming information on the internet regarding moving abroad into useful tips and takeaways through their content and advisory services for their clients.

“I knew I wanted to live and work in other countries since I was quite young,” says founder David McNeill. “After blazing my own path to living abroad in Singapore, China, Japan, Germany and now Portugal over the past decade, I wondered why there weren’t more people living outside their country of origin. This curiosity motivated me to create Expat Empire, a company that inspires people to live abroad and helps them achieve it. Our mission is to make living and moving abroad a more achievable dream for more people around the world.

In addition to producing content such as online courses, blog posts, Expat Empire podcast episodes, books, etc., Expat Empire offers several consulting services to provide its clients with the support they need to dealing with a stressful move abroad. Here’s a look at some of the ways they help their clients move, live and work abroad:

• One-on-one coaching with company founder David McNeill sharing his knowledge and advice on all topics related to living abroad – Destination comparison services help customers use a data-driven approach when they decide between several countries or cities to move

• Visa planning services allow clients to assess their long stay visa options in their dream country while taking into account their unique circumstances and needs. and when they should complete them in

• International job search services support people who want to find local jobs in foreign countries – Remote work roadmap services provide a clear path for people to move to remote working arrangements and take their careers with them when traveling or living abroad

Apart from their own service offerings, Expat Empire also works with a global network of international partners, including immigration lawyers, tax accountants, relocation experts and more in key destinations across the world. world to ensure their customers get the in-person support they need in their new destinations.

“Every move abroad presents its own challenges,” continues David, “and we do our best to help our clients overcome them. Our aim is to be the one stop shop for anyone considering relocating, living or working abroad. We offer our services alongside partners in our global network to accompany our clients from the earliest stages of their international journey until they are safely settled in their new homes in their dream destinations.

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Barbados approves visa applications for over 2,000 digital nomads Wed, 12 Jan 2022 17:49:14 +0000

More than 2,000 digital nomad workers appear to have moved to Barbados as part of the Caribbean country’s ‘Welcome Stamp’ scheme.

As of December 31st In 2021, around 2,163 applications were approved out of 3,257 received, according to a government statement.

Most of the digital nomads looking to move to the island come from countries such as the United States, India, Britain, Canada, and Nigeria.

Not all of them are IT professionals; some of them work in fields such as finance, marketing, law and logistics.

In July 2020, the Caribbean country introduced the “Welcome Stamp”, a visa that allows foreigners to work remotely on the island for up to 12 months. Exactly one year later, the government changed the country’s employment laws to allow digital nomads to extend their visas.

“The Welcome Stamp program aims to help diversify the island’s tourist product, attract a new type of visitor and generate foreign currency,” explains the government.

Many countries in the region have launched their own digital nomad programs, but they are less likely to enjoy the same success as Barbados, analysts say.

Unlike many other Caribbean countries, Barbados is relatively safe for foreigners due to its low crime rate. The island is also not particularly prone to hurricanes.

The last time it was touched by it was in 1955. Its internet infrastructure is also powerful enough to power remote workers.

Cheapflights reveals top countries for travel and remote work in 2022 Tue, 11 Jan 2022 07:05:33 +0000
  • South Africa ranked 61st in Global Index of Best Countries for Combining Remote Work and Travel Adventures
  • Portugal comes first in the Index
  • Cheapflights also offers timezone ranking to help users find the best ‘work’ location for their team’s timezone.

As more people embrace flexible work environments and look to their next “job” (that is, a vacation that combines leisure with remote work), travel research site Cheapflights. reveals the best countries in the world for working remotely. , with Portugal at the top of the list.

Cheapflights’ premier Work from Wherever Index is the ultimate source for those looking to build a new office away from home, whether temporarily or for long periods of time. To develop the index, Cheapflights, which is managed by KAYAK, analyzed closely 111 countries and ranked each against 22 factors in six categories – travel costs and accessibility, local prices, health and safety, remote work capabilities, life. social and weather – to reveal the best countries where it is easiest to work from while enjoying a new country.

How is South Africa doing globally and regionally?

South Africa ranked 61st in the global index and is in fifth place among countries in the Middle East and Africa regions. The country ranked very high in the price, travel and social life categories, which is an indicator of the locals’ fluency in English, abundance of activities and places to visit, and culture. In the global competition, it has overtaken such destinations as South Korea, Canada and many others.

Mauritius, which came in fourth place in the world rankings, leads the rankings for the Middle East and Africa. Not surprisingly since the island nation offers great weather, a low crime rate, and a fairly low cost of living in addition to a free remote work visa (also known as a digital nomad visa). These visas are travel authorizations for on-the-go workers and are often relatively easy to obtain. They allow travelers to work independently and remotely during their stay in a country.

Already, Mauritius has proven to be extremely popular with South Africans and recently announced that its borders are again open to the Saffas for travel. The Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are much further behind Mauritius, both of which offer one-year remote work visas and plenty of coworking spaces.

Overview of the world ranking

According to the index, the top 10 countries in the world for combining productive working conditions with opportunities for travel adventures are:

  1. Portugal
  2. Spain
  3. Romania
  4. Maurice
  5. Japan
  6. Malta
  7. Costa Rica
  8. Panama
  9. Czech Republic
  10. Germany

Portugal was ranked as the best country for remote working, with high scores in all categories including good weather, a great abundance of places to go out, a low crime rate and a relatively low cost of living. low. Many Portuguese are fluent in English, an attractive factor for expats, while the country also offers a digital nomad visa.

South Africans Can Find Best “Job” For Their Team’s Time Zone With New Cheapflights Feature

In addition to the ranking, the Cheapflights Work from Wherever Index features a new time zone ranking to help users find time differences for their trip quickly and easily – ideal for those looking to avoid 2 a.m. conference calls. while working abroad. The time zone ranking takes into account the key factors and categories of the Index, but displays them based on your country of origin. . The tool also provides information on the latest travel restrictions and local vaccination rates by country.

“Travel is at the heart of what we do at Cheapflights and KAYAK and it is only natural that we seize the opportunity for people to work from almost anywhere in the world, a trend that we believe is on the rise among travelers in 2022 and beyond. Says Laura Bornet, VP & GM EMEA for KAYAK, which manages Cheapflights.

“The idea behind this tool is to help travelers easily find destinations that respond to this new hybrid way of working, by identifying countries that offer great working conditions while offering amazing things to see and do. do in your spare time.

To view the Work from Wherever Index, including the full rank breakdown, visit

Before planning your trip, be sure to check the latest travel restrictions and entry requirements for each country in the world.

Tech Savvy – Will Travel: The Rise of the Digital Nomad Sun, 09 Jan 2022 18:12:59 +0000
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Last year was the year Brexit restricted the right of millions of people to travel and work in 27 EU countries, thus ending not only the freedom of movement for people to come to the Kingdom United but also to go abroad.

The situation was also made worse by the global Covid 19 pandemic which saw a huge shutdown across the world where people could not go on vacation or visit countries for work.

While all of this was going on, there was an almost unnoticed offsetting trend that sees massive new opportunities for young people and tech-savvy people to leave the UK and US and work elsewhere.

Countries across Europe and much of the rest of the world are scrambling to attract bright young entrepreneurs and tech-savvy to come, live and work there with special visas and tax incentives and ignoring normal restrictions. – including the news imposed by the EU after leaving the UK – to prevent people from staying there.

The post Covid 2022 could be the year of the rise of the digital nomad – that free young person who, with a laptop, can run a business anywhere, in any country.

This phenomenon was highlighted this weekend on the Dispatches Europe site which has just launched an updated guide to deal with the growing number of countries now offering opportunities.

The link to the guide is here. Basically much of Europe is covered and the range of locations goes from the Arctic Circle to the Caribbean.

For the more adventurous, the most extraordinary place is Svalbard – a Norwegian island closer to the North Pole than Oslo! You don’t even need a visa to live there – just an address and a job – and you can stay there for as long as you want. It’s cold – in the summer the sun is shining 24 hours a day and it is totally dark all winter. Oddly enough for a place with just 2,000 inhabitants, it is almost as diverse as London with 70 different nationalities flocking to it. Watch the video below and watch out for polar bears.

At the other end of the spectrum are the Portuguese islands of Cape Verde, closer to the equator than Lisbon. This year, the authorities issued visas to encourage Europeans and Americans to move there. just created Remote Working Cabo Verde, a tax-exempt digital nomadic visa designed to attract 4,000 foreigners. A video is below.

In the Caribbean, visas have been put in place for Aruba and Curaçao, two self-governing parts of the Netherlands and in the EU, the new Republic of Barbados (expensive visa costing almost £ 1,500) Bahamas and further north to the Bermuda (although the latter is aimed at the big guys – they can include staff and drivers – and is expensive). So far 400 have come.

I wrote an article about Aruba when I visited it two years ago on a cruise – it’s almost in South America because it’s only 22 miles from Venezuela. It is a fascinating desert island. The link is here. The only thing you need to beware of is that sometimes you can find a boa constrictor in the bath – but Aruban pest controlers are used to dealing with it. (some foolish person brought them to Aruba and they escaped and reproduced)

Promotion of Curaçao intended for the American market

An even more ambitious digital nomad project is planned for Italy where they have more than 2,000 ghost villages in the country and want to attract remote workers there. The fund could exceed 1 million euros. So far, a Tuscan village has taken the plunge – Santa Flora offers 200 euros per month in rent subsidies for apartments there – and wants people to decide to buy a house. So you can trade our dreary winters for vineyards and olive groves.

Spain and Croatia have just launched a program that allows you to be based on the Dalmatian coast and rent a place for around 350 euros per month. The visa is for one year in this EU country and digital nomads are exempt from income tax. They must earn more than $ 31,514 per year (just under £ 23,200) to be eligible.

Compare all of this to London and the UK. The UK does not appear to have special digital nomadic visas based on a normal visa application to work here. It is considered an expensive country, housing costs are sky-high, public transport and fuel are expensive, although its cities are well known for their cultural and nightlife. The best city for a digital nomad would be Newcastle-upon-Tune, which has good nightlife and is cheaper to live in than elsewhere.

What seems to be clear from all of this is that for many young people – the allure of beach life (unless you are going to Svalbard), cheaper accommodation, combined with high speed internet connection and for young people as opposed to the elderly, inexpensive health insurance makes it a one-sided gamble.

Boris Johnson has spoken a lot about Global Britain and the wonderful future it promises us all. But looking at all these offers overseas, I think smart, tech-savvy young people will see the wonders of a global life and choose to leave the country as soon as possible.

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Mitigate Risks in Virtual Work Immigration Programs Fri, 07 Jan 2022 22:38:00 +0000
By Nofisatu Mojidi (Jan. 7, 2022, 5:38 p.m. EST) – Thanks to increased COVID-19 vaccinations and a more controlled rate of spread, by the end of summer 2021, more countries were easing travel restrictions, Travel bookings began to return to pre-pandemic levels and more countries were jumping on the remote work visa train.

It seemed like a version of normalcy was on the horizon, and in immigration law the conversation around remote working turned into a conversation focused on the future of work in the age of so-called citizen of the world.

Enter omicron. Last November, South African scientists identified the latest variant of SARS-CoV-2, which the World Health Organization has designated as a variant …

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Year in review: real estate in Panama roars back Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:51:49 +0000 The COVID pandemic continued to plague the global economy in early 2021, providing challenges and opportunities in real estate in Panama. As soon as markets began to reopen, sales and rentals in Panama surged as buyers viewed the country’s established market as a safe haven in these tumultuous times.

As the year draws to a close, let’s take a step back and highlight the major trends in 2021.

The American alternative. With house prices soaring in the United States, investors were looking for real estate investments that could deliver real growth in the years to come. Panama was once again seen as a great alternative, offering stability, a dollar-based economy, and premium properties below market value and replacement cost.

The rise of crypto. Cryptocurrencies have started to play a role in sales as more owners have expressed their willingness to accept bitcoin and other forms of crypto. This is no longer a theoretical concept, it is clear that crypto will play a bigger role in the future. The government is also considering legislation that would make crypto an accepted currency and create a regulatory framework for transactions.

Ocean Reef is thriving. It was the year that the man-made islands of Panama Bay took their place among the most prosperous in the world. Sales were on fire, with Beach Club Residences, Seascape, Almar, Waterfront 21 and Casa del Mar joining the list of sold-out developments. Construction has also moved forward on key infrastructure, with the opening of the marina and the largest water sports club in Panama City.

Rental rebound. Vacancy rates have jumped and rates have fallen at the height of the pandemic. Everything changed in 2021. PPR’s property management department has seen its occupancy rates rise to over 95% and rents rise steadily. There was a clear flight to quality, as apartments in high standard buildings attracted competition. During the year, PPR’s property management department added 75 units under management, as more investors turned to our team of trusted professionals to take care of their investment properties.

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Decrease in supply. The pandemic has prompted the cancellation or postponement of an unprecedented number of developments. In 2021, there were hardly any new projects launched and banks were reluctant to fund new construction loans. As a result, there was an increase in sales volume and an absorption of inventory from unsold developers, as well as resale apartments that had been on the market for a long time and eventually sold out. The decrease in supply will have a profound impact on the market – and prices – in the future.

Bulk sales are skyrocketing. Investors have increasingly focused on portfolios of previously rented condos in buildings with the highest rental demand, such as Ocean Club in Punta Pacifica, Yoo Panama on Avenida Balboa and the Regent in Costa del Este. Investors typically bought sets of 5 to 15 units of rented condos in these popular apartment buildings, generating cash flow from day one. These wholesale buyers focused on buildings with unique equipment packages and high demand from multinational executives.

Main developments nearing completion. Construction continued on some of Panama City’s most anticipated developments. The list includes Wanders & Yoo downtown, La Maison by Fendi Casa in Santa Maria and Beach Club Residences on Ocean Reef. In many cases, buyers who bought units at pre-construction price are on the verge of making big increases as buildings are completed and move-in begins.

New visa rules. Panama has established a new “Visa d’Or” rule providing a gateway to residency for property buyers, a huge advantage in the international market. The visa has been a big step forward and has been one of the most discussed topics among PPR clients. The government has also implemented a new “digital nomad” visa making it easier for remote workers to settle in Panama. Both policies have reinforced Panama’s image as one of the friendliest countries in the world for international property buyers.

All of these 2021 trends are expected to continue into the new year. On the contrary, they are likely to grow, as the pandemic continues to subside and markets return to normal. With all of these factors in place – and the economy is expected to grow significantly – next year is shaping up to be one of the best in the history of the Panamanian property market.

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Brexit and remote working trigger increased online demand for English language teaching skills Wed, 29 Dec 2021 12:37:41 +0000

As the physical demand for British citizens teaching in Europe has declined, the TEFL Org has found a significant increase in the number of those looking to teach virtually instead.

Bosses at the Inverness-based company have revealed a distinct trend is emerging with employers seeking English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers who are already eligible to work in Europe.

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At the same time, the company has witnessed an increase in the number of Britons taking online courses, allowing them to digitally teach European students from the UK – with a number of education companies in line offering distance learning opportunities to UK citizens.

Launched from a garden shed in the midst of the 2008 financial crash by founders Jennifer MacKenzie and Joe Hallwood, The TEFL Org has established itself as a market leader, with more qualifications than any other supplier. Photo: Karen Thorburn

Jennifer MacKenzie, co-founder of The TEFL Org, said: “Across Europe, in countries like Spain, the majority of job vacancies specifically ask that teachers already have the right to work in the country. .

“While it is still in its early stages and we cannot be sure of the long term implications of Brexit, it is fair to say that the withdrawal from the EU will change the general picture of recruiting for English teachers in Europe.

“Location is now becoming an important factor for employers. It is easier and cheaper for them to hire workers who are already EU residents; while UK citizens now compete with a market saturated with teachers like Canada and Australia. “

She added: Said: “Although the pandemic has caused many schools to close, it has also caused an unprecedented increase in online delivery. This is simply because online education – which was already a growing area of ​​expertise – more often than not makes a person’s home location irrelevant.

“In the past year alone, we’ve seen a more than 250% increase in online course sales and a significant increase in distance education opportunities and people looking to teach virtually.

“Objectively, you can see why online education is appealing to both employees and employers, especially in the climate of the past year. It offers maximum flexibility with minimum hassle.

Europe-based online education companies include Novakid, Lingoda and Learnlight with qualified UK EFL teachers also able to work as freelancers remotely in countries that offer digital nomadic visas.

Further afield, international companies such as US-based Preply are also presenting virtual job opportunities for UK citizens teaching English in Europe.

Brexit aside, other factors, including travel restrictions in place during the pandemic and the closure of language schools, have forced European employers to consider locality when hiring this year.

A report released this year by the employment platform identified that of all European language schools surveyed, 60 to 100 percent of all current staff were already European residents or had applied for permanent residence, with a consensus general that UK EFL teachers have been disadvantaged by Brexit.

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Cayman Islands, Spain, Portugal and Buenos Aires welcome remote digital nomadic workers to relocate Tue, 28 Dec 2021 15:35:26 +0000

Lately, the account has been about the upsurge in Omicron cases, the closings of businesses, schools, and the cancellation of air flights and live events. As Doom scrolls through social media, you miss something. In the midst of the chaos and madness that envelops us, incredible opportunities present themselves to the brave and intrepid. Under the radar, there is a stealthy trend that could change your life.

Countries around the world that have been economically affected by virus outbreaks have opened their doors to digital nomads. They are aimed at people eager to travel, able to work remotely and enthusiastic about embarking on an international adventure. Digital nomads, mostly white-collar workers, first began to temporarily settle in seaside towns, ski slopes, and then ventured into faraway, international and exotic places.

During the pandemic, a number of countries offered incentives to attract remote workers. As their economies were mainly based on tourism, they urgently needed income. Getting knowledge workers to live and work in their countries was a great way to generate much-needed income and taxes. Barbados, Estonia, Bermuda, and Georgia have all opened their doors to Americans, inviting them to come to work, pay taxes, and contribute to the economy. For example, in an open letter from the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, she warmly encouraged people to migrate to her country. “On behalf of our beautiful island of Barbados, I want to welcome you.”

Portugal offers long-term visas to freelancers and self-employed workers. The country’s natural beauty, good weather, affordability, pro-business attitude and access to all parts of the European Union have made it a popular destination for digital nomads.

Forbes ranked Portugal among the top three countries in the world in which to live and retire. The cost of living is relatively low compared to the rest of Europe. It is easier to live with a lower salary compared to other countries. Portugal boasts 300 sunny days. Near Proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, most places in Portugal enjoy a pleasant constant ocean breeze.

Beautiful and sunny Buenos Aires encourages digital nomads to relocate. Argentina offers workers a better life because foreign currencies have better purchasing power than in places like the United States. The city has launched a campaign to attract people who are paid in dollars, pounds and other currencies for extended stays, touting Argentina has “the most competitive exchange rate in the region” and Buenos Aires is “a very affordable!”

It’s part of the overall plan that provides for a potential 12-month visa for remote workers, along with hot weather, bucolic boulevards, great food, and relative security compared to other Latin American cities. Buenos Aires hopes the visa will attract 22,000 nomads by 2023.

Francisco Resnicoff, undersecretary for international relations in the city government, said workers with this visa will not need to pay local income taxes, nor be part of the payroll of a company. The city expects that the candidates will be young freelancers. Buenos Aires needs remote workers to help restart the city’s tourism industry, which accounts for 10% of its gross domestic product.

Boasting one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, the Mediterranean island nation of Malta welcomes digital nomads with cash incentives in a recently launched Nomadic Residence Permit. Malta, an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast, announced in June 2021 a nomadic residence permit, which allows visitors to keep their current jobs in another country and live in Malta until a year.

Malta is a popular tourist destination known for its warm climate and breathtaking landscapes that serve as filming locations for major film productions. The archipelago is home to some of the oldest temples in the world, such as the Megalithic Temples of Malta.

Villages across Spain have lost young people seeking opportunities in big cities and other countries. In an effort to revitalize “dying villages,” Spain plans to attract foreign workers with tax incentives. The program of the National Network of Host Villages for Remote Workers, or Red Nacional de Pueblos Acogedores para el Teletrabajo, aims to attract foreign workers with a new 12-month work visa for digital nomads.

Spain’s startup bill encourages digital nomads to repopulate and invigorate rural villages. Among Spain’s 8,131 municipalities, 3,403 are classified as at risk of disappearing, according to the country’s National Statistics Institute. Once a person lives and works in Spain, they can apply for a residence permit to extend their stay for two years and can renew it later. Francisco Boya, Spain’s Secretary of State for the Demographic Challenge, said of the program: “The world of work is changing and more and more people want to work digitally. Boya added: “We want to make the rural world more attractive to nomads and digital entrepreneurs. ”

The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory with three islands in the western Caribbean Sea. The largest island, Grand Cayman, is well known for its resorts, scuba diving, snorkelling, and deep sea fishing. It is also home to wildlife ranging from endangered iguanas to red-footed boobies. . The Cayman Islands Global Citizen Concierge program offers digital nomads to live and work in the Cayman Islands for at least three months and up to two years. They offer a centralized concierge program to help you with legal formalities, booking flights and finding accommodation.

If you prefer to stay in the United States, there are opportunities available to you. Evan Hock, co-founder of MakeMyMove, the country’s first and only marketplace that connects remote workers and their families with communities across the country, cites Greensburg, Indiana, as an example.

The picturesque town is offering $ 5,000 to newcomers. “In addition to its quality of life enhancing amenities and unparalleled hospitality, Greensburg goes above and beyond to integrate individuals and families into its community in ways we have never seen before,” offering what follows:

  • “Grandparents on Demand” childcare and Grandparent Day substitutes at school, provided by local couple Tami and Dan Wenning
  • “Seat at the Table” Invitation to Greensburg’s Non-Profit Fundraising Events, including its Annual Gala, in Support of Decatur County Memorial Hospital
  • Open invitations to homemade meals at neighbors’ homes
  • One-year membership in the city’s local coworking space
  • One-year local YMCA membership
  • Free gift cards at the seasonal farmers market
  • Free passes to theatrical performances at Tree County Players
  • Free boating and beaching passes at 250-acre Santee Lake

Mayor Joshua Marsh said of this charming, rural town: “Greensburg has always been a welcoming community for anyone who wants to live, work and play here, but with this package we go a step further to ensure that people have the opportunity to truly embrace all that Greensburg has to offer.

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