Over 45 countries welcome digital nomads with long-stay visas

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With more and more people around the world now working online, there are actually more 45 countries which are accommodate digital nomads with long-stay visas.

Before revealing the full list of 46 countries that offer such visas, let’s first take a look at some of the destinations that are proving increasingly popular among remote workers – including what these places offer those striving to live their best lifestyle. nomadic.

Female traveler working on laptop with beautiful beach view


There’s no denying that Thailand is one of the most popular travel and tourism destinations in the world – its capital having been declared ‘the most visited city in the world’ before the global Covid-19 pandemic.

And, for digital nomads, the country certainly offers a lot – with it’s possible to choose from a variety of different cities, towns and even islands to use as a base for living and working.

A young man looking at a beautiful sea view in Thailand

This includes the likes of the northern city of Chiang Mai – which offers plenty of coworking spaces and cafes to work in, as well as an overall affordable and comfortable lifestyle for digital nomads.

Another inland location that serves as a great home base for remote workers is the nation’s capital, Bangkok – which is gigantic in size and literally offers you everything you would need to live a productive, yet energetic life. and fun.

A beautiful aerial shot of Bangkok, Thailand

For those looking for a balance between island and city life, Phuket would certainly be an excellent choice for you – the island literally offering the best of both worlds.

Indeed, you will not only be able to find a suitable place to undertake your work, but you will also be able to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and nature in your free time.

A female traveler at Laem Sing Beach in Phuket, Thailand

And, if you want to completely escape city life, you can choose one of Thailand’s many idyllic islands to enjoy your nomadic lifestyle.

For American, Canadian and British tastes tourists – the easiest way to stay inside the country for up to 90 days – is to obtain a 60-day tourist visa from a Thai embassy or consulate in your own country before travelling, whether you can then extend once in Thailand for another 30 days. days.

Although currently Thailand does not offer a specific visa for “digital nomads”, the country hopes to launch theirs soon as it targets remote workers as one of the ways to revive tourism.

A young traveler exploring a temple in Ayuthaya, Thailand

Bali, Indonesia)

A traveler in a temple in Bali, Indonesia

Another extremely popular destination for digital nomads – and a place that also offers the possibility of longer stays – is the beautiful Indonesian province of Bali.

There’s no denying that Bali offers some of the most beautiful beaches and stunning nature on the planet – which is one of the main reasons it’s one of the most popular destinations for international travelers.

A beautiful beach in the province of Bali, Indonesia

And, in addition to its low cost of living and wide variety of entertainment and nightlife options, it’s no surprise that Bali continues to increase its status as one of the top travel destinations in the world. world for digital nomads.

Two of the most popular parts of Bali that seem to attract the most nomads include the beautiful resort town of Canggu and the more peaceful and relaxing town of Ubud – which certainly offers an atmosphere that will allow you to relax to the maximum after those hours spent in front of your laptop.

A young woman in the ancient Hindu temple of Goa Gajah near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

The easiest and simplest way to tourists entering Bali right now – and which will allow you a stay for up to 60 days – is to purchase a tourist visa on arrival once you land at the airport in Indonesia.

The cost of the tourist visa on arrival is 500,000 Indonesian rupiah, or about 33 US dollars.

Bali International Airport, Indonesia

For those looking for a visa that will allow for a longer stay (more than 60 days) in Bali, or the ability to work remotely while you are there, it is recommended that you contact your local Indonesian embassy or consulate.

Just last week we announced that Bali was to introduce a new five-year contract Digital nomad visawhich would allow remote workers to stay in Bali for an extended period – without requiring them to pay taxes on the work they undertake.

Manta Bay or Kelingking Beach on the island of Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia

If you want to keep up to date with the latest news, information and events in Bali, you can do so by clicking on here.


As a nation that expects up to 40 million visitors by the end of this year (2022), Mexico continues to be the favorite vacation destination for American travelers, especially the city of Cancun.

The city of Cancun, Mexico

And, the nation isn’t just attracting those who want to take a two- to three-week vacation, as the country is also proving to be a popular destination for digital nomads – and is even considered one of the best places for remote workers.

Indeed, Mexico offers many top destinations for digital nomads, including Playa del Carmen, Mérida, and Mexico City, with the country offering the best in beach and city living.

A busy street in Mexico City, Mexico

In addition to offering endless beautiful landscapes and some of the most delicious cuisine, Mexico also offers the opportunity to live comfortably – and on a budget – in a country that has enough infrastructure to meet the needs of a nomad. digital.

For those looking for a comfortable place to focus on their work, there is also a huge selection of affordable and efficient coworking spaces throughout Mexico – with even cities like the colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas offering coworking spaces. great places to work.

Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

The good news about Mexico – and the ability to stay in the country for an extended period – is that if you are a citizen of the US, Canada, UK, EU or Zone Schengen, you will win. You don’t need to apply for a visa before you arrive.

In fact, if you are a national of the above countries and regions of the world, you will receive an FMM tourist visa upon arrival – which allows you to stay in the country for up to 180 consecutive days.

Guanajuato, scenic viewpoint near Pipila

For more information on the Mexico FMM tourist visa, click here.

While freelancers and digital nomads technically don’t have to work even on their projects abroad, when they have a tourist visa in Mexico, the country offers different residency programs that double as “digital nomad visas”. “. Most nomads asked for a temporary residence visa for Mexico, which allows digital nomads to live and work in their non-Mexican businesses, for a period of 6 months to 4 years.

A full list of the 46 countries that welcome digital nomads with long-stay visas

Below is a list of the 46 countries that currently offer long-stay visas to remote workers looking to succeed in their nomadic lifestyle.

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Whether you’re looking for that sunny destination to work in or want to experience what it’s like to work in some of the coolest coworking spots, you’re sure to find a suitable destination in the list below.

If you’re a digital nomad and want to learn some tips on how to choose the “right” destination to live and work, check out our top 10 tips for choosing a digital nomad destination article.

Male digital nomad working on a beach location

Here is a full list of 46 countries (in alphabetical order) which currently welcome digital nomads with long-stay visas:

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