Portugal Is Opening This Beautiful Island For Digital Nomads
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Portugal Is Opening This Beautiful Island For Digital Nomads

Europe , Portugal , remote work
Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Jan 18, 2021

Portugal is the latest country to embrace digital nomad lifestyle.

Starting Feb. 1, the islands of Madeira will open to people who have the flexibility to work from anywhere, and ready to switch up their work-from-home scenery.

According to the official website, the Ponta Do Sol will welcome digital nomads first. Registration is now open to reserve your spot in the Madeira Digital Nomad pilot program, which will run from Feb 1 through June 30, 2021.

What sets Portugal’s program apart from others is that it’s one of few countries where the government is partnering with nomads to create the right solutions. Local officials have partnered with Startup Madeira and acclaimed digital nomad Gonçalo Hall to give complimentary access to a shared working space that has all the tools offered in a major city.

Madeira, often referred to as the Hawaii of Europe, is a great region to work, live, and play in. It is known for its namesake wine and year-round warm temperatures.

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Countries Welcoming Digital Nomads

Destinations worldwide are embracing digital nomads as country leaders look to rebound their economies from the devastating impact of the coronavirus.

As previously reported by Travel Noire, Estonia allows anyone to live and work in the country for up to one year, all while allowing 90 days of travel across Schengen countries.

Dubai and Mauritius are welcoming digital nomads, and in the Caribbean, Barbados and Bermuda are offering the chance for one year of remote working.

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