Spain will introduce new measures that aim to attract digital nomads after the country’s government has approved such measures.
Through the digital nomad visa, many talented people from other countries would be eligible to live in Spain as well as work remotely, contributing to Spain’s economic sector, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
The digital nomad visa will permit internationals from non-European Economic Area (EEA) countries as well as persons who hold EU passports or those arriving from Schengen Zone countries to work remotely in Spain for under six months of the year without being obliged to register officially.
Since the UK’s transition period ended, UK nationals are considered as non-EEA nationals, while the new measures will also be a good opportunity for them, as reported by the Olive Press.
Such legislation is created to “attract and retain international and national talents by helping remote workers, and digital nomads set up in Spain,” the statement published by the Economy Ministry reads.
According to the Economic Minister, Nadia Calvino registration fees will be abolished while creating a new company will be streamlined.
“Startups are the foundation of the new digital economy; they generate highly skilled jobs and have high growth potential,” the Minister pointed out in this regard.
Authorities in Spain have stressed that the draft will now be sent to parliament for approval.
Besides Spain, other European countries also offer such travel authorizations known as digital nomad visas that permit persons from other countries interested in jobs independent of time and location who are engaged in specific fields such as technology, finance, technology, or marketing to work in other countries.
Last month, Romanian authorities announced that they also plan to introduce the digital nomad visa scheme. According to the co-founder and Business Development Manager at Impact Hub Bucharest, Vlad Craioveanu, holders of Romania’s digital nomad visas would have more benefits compared to other European countries or even the US, where the cost of living is about 50 per cent higher.
Besides, according to Craioveanu, in Romania, expenses are on average less than €500 per month compared to other countries.
Besides Spain and Romania, other European countries that run such schemes are Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Iceland, Germany, and Spain.
As for countries outside the European Union, the program is also popular in countries such as Costa Rica, Dubai, Georgia, Bermuda, Antigua, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Australia, and Thailand.
Despite the fact that such a scheme is run in several European and non-European countries, the requirements to hold such travel permits differ among them.
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