In response to the newest figures from the UNWTO, 54 international locations now provide digital nomad visas (DNVs) for as much as a yr.
“Because of the significance of excellent connectivity and productiveness, the host locations are likely to spend money on strong digital infrastructure. Excessive-speed Web, co-working areas, and cozy lodging can be found to facilitate optimum distant work situations,” stated the UNWTO.
Whereas the digital nomad idea is not less than 30 years outdated, it grew to become popularised in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic as extra individuals had no different possibility however to work remotely. In America, for example, a research by MBO Companions in 2020 discovered there had been a 49% enhance in digital nomads from the earlier yr.
The chance to quickly keep and work in lovely places removed from dwelling doesn’t simply maintain life-style attraction – it seems that there may be some monetary profit too.
Some 39% of locations provide a DNV with tax exemptions whereas 17% should not have a set minimal revenue requirement.
Up to now yr, Portugal has granted greater than 2 600 DNVs, studies schengenvisa.information. Nonetheless, the nation introduced in November that it will scrap its non-habitual residence tax, which is anticipated to end in a flood of digital nomads to its shores forward of the change as they’ll nonetheless be exempt for the subsequent 10 years.
“In 2024, particular taxation for non-habitual residents will finish. Whoever has it is going to hold it,” stated Antonio Costa, Portugal’s Prime Minister.