Who are Digital Nomads?
In simple words, digital nomads are individuals who do not settle at a particular place for a long time, and keep changing their location in search of better opportunities. However, unlike the typical, conventional nomads, digital nomads are very-well connected to the rest of the world. Individuals leading a digital nomadic lifestyle usually work remotely and rely a lot on remote working tools such as DaaS, VDI, project management software, collaboration tools, etc.
Top Five Countries for Digital Nomads to Travel in 2022
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda are the two island nations in the Caribbean island. The most important and vital reason of traveling to the island nation is that the island nation has announced the digital nomad visa, which is known as the Nomad Digital Residence (NDR). The NDR visa allows digital nomads and remote workers from foreign countries to support themselves and family members accompanying them. Apart from the NRD visa, the people of the island nation are very warm and welcoming. The place is well connected with the internet, and provides pretty much everything that you may look for in an ideal digital nomad destination.
Bali is another island province in Indonesia, which can be an ideal digital nomad base for remote workers. It is beginning to become a very popular destination, and tops almost every global beach destination list. In the matter of latest events, Bali too has announced a welcoming policy for digital nomads. However, it is not sure whether it will be in the form of a digital nomad visa, or will the authorities introduce pro-digital nomad policies. Bali is home to some of the finest beaches in the world; Karma Beach, White Sand Beach, Gunung Payung, Melasti Beach, etc., are some of the noteworthy names. Bali can be the perfect destination if you are looking to find solace from the busy hustle and bustle of the city. Another perk of traveling to Bali is that it is a very affordable country, in fact, the value of one US dollar equals more than 14,000 Indonesian Rupiahs.
Since the beginning of January last year (2021), Croatia has also begun to issue digital nomad visas for a maximum tenure of 12 months. But this visa policy comes with a prior condition; the applicants need to be physically present in the country and they cannot submit applications from overseas. That being said, Croatia is one of the most visited destinations in the Mediterranean region. It accommodates more than 20 million tourists every year, which speaks volumes about the tourism sector of the country. The most famous tourist attraction places to visit in Bali are Dubrovnik Old Town Walls, Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Hvar Town, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Zlatni Rat Beach, and so much more.
The next in the list is Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai has also launched a one-year virtual working program that allows digital nomads and remote workers to set up their base in the mega-tourist attraction center. Dubai is known for so many reasons. From the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building on the planet, to the Palm Jumeirah – the artificial islands in Dubai, the UAE province has so much to offer. It can be an ideal digital nomad destination for individuals of all ages. Dubai also has a lot of lucrative working opportunities in a multicultural working environment. Other places to visit in Dubai are the Dubai Mall, Dubai Miracle Garden, Aquaventure Waterpark, Ski Dubai, and so much more.
Malta is an island country situated in the central Mediterranean region between Sicily and the North African coast. Like Dubai and Bali, Malta has also created its own Digital Nomad Residence Permit (DNRP). DNRP is created to specifically target remote workers from outside the European Union. A place called Gozo, which is also an island only miles away from Malta is also a great place to travel if you are planning to visit Malta. The famous tourist attraction places in Malta are Valleta, which is also the national capital of the nation, Mdina, Rabat, Hypogeum, Tarxien Temples, Island of Comino, etc. Malta is also known for a lot of traditional and ethnic food items such as the rabbit stew, stuffat tal-fenek, which is also considered as the national food of the nation.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the remote working culture that followed after the pandemic, a large number of individuals have given up on their typical nine to five jobs, and have undertaken the digital nomadic lifestyle. Why? Digital nomadic lifestyle is a location-independent lifestyle, in which nomads can travel to whichever place they like. They carry their work wherever they go, and manage their lifestyle accordingly.
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