Croatia has decided to create a digital nomad visa.
As more people begin working remotely thanks to entire country lockdowns and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, various countries are introducing new remote worker or digital nomad visas. These visas will allow foreign nationals to live in the country for an extended period of time while working remotely.
Croatia joins Estonia as the second European country to introduce a digital nomad visa. It will become one of the few countries in the world to even offer a digital nomad visa.
Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic announced the decision in a tweet on August 26, 2020.
The push for a Croatian digital nomad visa was led by Dutch entrepreneur Jan de Jong. After living in Croatia for 14 years, he met with Plenkovic to discuss the benefits of a digital nomad visa for the country.
The Aliens Act
It’s still too soon to pack your things up and move to Croatia though. To have a Croatian digital nomad visa approved, the Aliens Act must go through Parliament and agreed upon.
Once the act is passed, we will have more information about the terms of Croatia’s digital nomad visa including the duration and requirements to apply.
As of now, people with a US passport can stay in Croatia for up to 3 months with a tourist visa.
The Next Digital Nomad Hotspot
Croatia has seen an enormous uptick in tourism over the last few years, mostly thanks to Game of Thrones shooting in Dubrovnik. With a digital nomad visa, it will surely become one of the next digital nomad hotspots.
A year-round destination, Croatia has a long coast stretching along the Adriatic Sea and has thousands of beautiful islands. Nomads will experience a cozy European lifestyle surrounded by gorgeous churches, cobblestone sidewalks, and delicious coffee. Oh, and the wifi connection is outstanding!
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As more information about Croatia’s plan for a digital nomad visa is released, we will update this post.
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