Spain’s much anticipated digital nomad visa is part of the country’s new Startup Act. It allows people to live and work remotely in the country for up to a year initially, with the ability to apply for temporary residency after that. The minimum income level is an earning of at least €2,200 (£1,890 or $2,415) per month. And you’ll need to earn at least 80 per cent of your income from sources outside Spain.
Of all the many things that the last few years have upended, office life is one of the biggest. Tools like email and video chat apps have (at least in theory) untethered many of us from the workplace, meaning there may be very little need for many restless workers to stay rooted in one place. And that makes moving somewhere sunnier, cheaper or just more fun sound incredibly tempting.
As nations around the world have reopened their borders to travellers, many popular destinations have emphasised longer-term stays over short-term breaks. And at the very extreme end, some are even trying to sell themselves as idyllic remote-working spots, with new ‘digital nomad’ visas that would allow you to live and work there for up to a year – or sometimes even longer. Here’s a guide to the countries offering digital nomad visas right now, and how you can qualify. And here’s what it’s actually like to be a digital nomad – and how to become one yourself.