The pandemic hit the world in 2020 and we have still been struggling to cope with the aftershock. All of our lives were affected in one way or the other. The one thing that has changed a lot since the pandemic is how we perceive life now.
People moved to remote work out of necessity however, it has now become a lifestyle choice. Many of us prefer working remotely now. In fact, there are many companies that are urging employees to take up work from home.
This has led to a new revolution globally. People are traveling to some amazing destinations to take up remote work. And keeping in mind the new trend, many countries are coming up with policies and regulations to attract more and more people.
Countries are offering digital nomad visa that allows people to work remotely as an entrepreneur or remote worker in foreign country.
The Argentinian Government launched a special visa for remote workers on May 21, 2022. The Argentinian digital nomad visa allows digital nomads to work remotely for an international company or an Argentinian company.
2. The Bahamas
The Bahamas named its digital visa as Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay (BEATS) Permit. It was created to welcome foreigners who are self-employed, employed by an overseas company, or students enrolled in an accredited educational institution outside the Bahamas.
The Estonian Government launched its Digital Nomad Visa at the end of 2019 with the aim to target remote workers.
Norway offers visas for people looking to live and work in Svalbard, which is said to be one of the most expensive places to live in the world.
German Freelance Visa allows holders to work with different startups, businesses, or individuals on part-time contracts or a needs basis.
Portugal’s official Digital Nomad Visa provides its holders with the ability to live and work in the country.
The Icelandic version of a visa for digital nomads, which is also a temporary residence permit, was launched by the country in October 2020 and is called the Icelandic Remote Worker Visa.