Indonesia announced ‘Digital Nomad’ Visas for travellers

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Indonesia has announced "Digital Nomad Visa" for travelers to attract foreign tourists.

  • Important facts

  • 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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