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Here’s Why Digital Nomads Are The New Travel Winners Amid COVID Pandemic
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are working from home, which means the “work tourism” sector is a market that’s untapped.
To help restart their economies, countries such as Barbados and Estonia are offering working visas to those who can work from anywhere.
As previously reported by Travel Noire, Estonia is allowing anyone to live and work in the country for up to one year all while allowing 90 days of travel across Schengen countries.
Applicants must prove that they earn a good living by proving that they earn at least $3,988 a month, employed or paid by overseas companies, and show evidence that they are not tied down to one location.
In the Caribbean, Barbados is offering the chance for one year of remote working. Prime minister Mia Amor Mottley announced the new visa is to help boost the economy by encouraging people to benefit from the ‘Barbados Welcome Stamp’ to stay in the country and work digitally. The visa allows movement back and forth contingent on Covid-19 border restrictions.
Bermuda has followed suit by offering year long stays for those who want to work or study remotely.
“Remote working has been a growing trend for some time and is something the Bermuda Government has been examining as part of its technology-focused economic diversification strategy,” said Bermuda’s Minister of Labour, Jason Hayward. “The trend towards remote working has been accelerated by Covid-19. These visitors can reside in Bermuda without seeking employment on the island and will promote economic activity for our country without displacing Bermudians in the workforce.”
As the world tries to navigate life post-COVID, it’s clear that the winners will be people who can work from essentially anywhere.