Indonesia announced ‘Digital Nomad’ Visas for travellers
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Indonesia has announced "Digital Nomad Visa" for travelers to attract foreign tourists.
Bali is one of the most famous places in the country for beaches and bars, Indonesia is looking to bring back the sluggish economy due to Covid through these visas.
Who are digital nomads?
Digital nomads are people who work while travelling to different places and spend their earned income in the country they are travelling to.
Most workplaces were moved online during the pandemic, while some offices are beginning to open, with most organizations announcing remote work.
As the world moves towards vaccination and international borders have opened, people can continue to do their routine work remotely from anywhere in the world.
A study found that 10.9 million American workers described themselves as digital nomads in 2020, a 49 percent increase from 2019.
What is the “Digital Nomad Visa” of Indonesia?
The digital nomad visa will allow remote workers to live in Indonesia, which includes Bali that will be tax-free.
Its purpose is to promote tourism in the country, the visa will be applicable for five years.
The announcement of the Digital Nomad Visa is aimed at attracting over 3.6 million foreign travellers to the country to visit in the next year.
Which countries are providing Nomad Visas?
In March, Italy issued a new permit for non-EU citizens or digital nomads who can stay in the country for up to 90 days without a visa.
Antigua and Barbuda are offering nomadic visas for two years.
Barbados offers a one-year remote working visa that can be extended.
Croatia, Costa Rica, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Mauritius, Norway and Spain are also offering nomadic visas.
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