Digital Nomad Visas for Remote Working & Traveling in 2020-2021
Hey there, it’s Mike Swigunski here and I’m the founder of global career and best-selling author of Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever.
Today I’ve got a really interesting topic about digital nomad visas, Now these have been popping up over the past few years, but they’ve just been making headlines in the news lately and I just recently published an article for entrepreneur.com that discusses some of the best options for digital nomad visas.
Now the reason that these visas are becoming so popular is that a lot of countries require a 14-day quarantine, so this rules out a lot of the normal tourists that come to a country for, you know, 7 to 14 days, so not many tourists are going to be up for sticking around in the country for 7 to 14 days in quarantine because it just isn’t a good fit. So countries and governments are thinking of creative ways to attract digital nomads who generally stay in a country for anywhere from three to six months and sometimes a lot longer than that, so today, I’m going to talk about some of the visa options for digital nomads. There’s a lot of great fits on this list so let’s go ahead dig in and talk about some of the best digital nomad visas right now in 2020.
Coming in at number one in Tbilisi, Georgia, and Georgia, the country now this is currently based. They just started offering a remote work visa or digital nomads who want to come and stay for six to 12 months at a time, so previously Georgia had a one-year tourist visa. Now, there’s still a lot of speculation on what’s happening with the one-year tourist visa. Still, because of the current state of the world, they’re offering a remote work visa, and this allows people to come into the country quarantine for eight days, and then they can stay for an extended period of time.
Now you do have to prove that you have at least two thousand dollars a month in income. You also have to prove that you have insurance that will cover you for at least six months now. If you check any of those boxes, this is a really good fit for you to come to Georgia, while a lot of countries are still kind of closed off. Hence, there is an application process, and I’ll leave some details below in the description, so go ahead and check that out.
Moving on to number two is Estonia. Now Estonia was one of the first countries to come up with a digital nomad and has been at the forefront of countries that are offering these remote workers and digital nomad visas. Now the big differentiator there is you’re going to need a little bit more income, so it’s going to be around 3,500 in euros that you need to prove that you have that monthly net income before you can be eligible.
Now Estonia is a lot smaller country, but it is a really great way to be connected and in a great location in Europe, now. If you’re interested in any of these digital nomad locations, I’ve actually created a video about my favorite digital nomad locations, which I’ll also link below in the description. So if you’re looking for a good option, I would definitely check in to Estonia.
Coming in at number three on the list is Croatia. Now the details are still pending for the country. Still, they’re working on remote work and digital nomad visa to really try to attract more people to come and stay based in Croatia, now Croatia’s amazing country and if you ever get the chance to go there, I highly recommend visiting and it is a little bit more expensive than a lot of other countries on the list here. However, there’s still some really affordable locations and now, especially outside of the tourism season living there long term is going to be a lot more good value for most digital nomads.
So keep posted on those details, and if they do release something, I’ll be sure and share those and update this video uh in the future so moving in at number four on the list is Bali and Indonesia. They’re making big strides to get a digital nomad visa for Indonesia, and they’ve already collected more than 2,500 signatures to petition the government to implement this visa.
So these visas are going to be appearing over the next year because a lot of countries and a lot of governments are really seeing big drops in their GDP, especially in the tourism sector, so they’re trying to get creative attract digital nomads you’re going to come for three to six months maybe even longer than that spend a lot of money in the local economy and maybe even stay there longer-term now that travel has really kind of changed in 2020 and beyond.
So the digital nomad visa could be a really good option, and stay tuned because there’s going to be a lot more options, I believe, appearing in the next year or so. If you’re looking to travel and kind of do slow travel, this is going to be a really good option for you.
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