With East Asia reopened for tourism, the COVID-19 travel insanity is well and truly over, and there are going to be millions of digital nomads looking to hit the road to more exotic climes.
But in almost all countries, living and working on a tourist visa is illegal. To attract these digital nomads, who average around 3 months of time in a country, many nations are now specifically issuing “Digital Nomad Visas”.
A digital nomad is someone who works remotely while traveling. Many of them rent short-term in countries like Mexico and Thailand while exploring on the weekends.
Well-established digital nomad hubs like Mexico, Colombia, Thailand, Dubai, and Portugal have welcomed these unique professionals for over a decade. Taking a page out of their books, dozens of other countries, including 17 of the 44 European countries, are looking to provide special accommodation for digital nomads.
Just which countries are doing this is not always easy to guess, and it’s worth looking at some of the other options out there.