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10 Best Destinations for Remote Work and Digital Nomads

10 Best Destinations For Remote Workers  

One of the positive things to emerge from the pandemic is the widespread adoption of remote working policies and the potential for improved work-life balance. If you’re lucky enough to be able to do your job with nothing more than a laptop, why not take your work to the beach, or the mountains, or a town you’ve always wanted to visit? 

Our new flexible work arrangements open up a multitude of possibilities when it comes to travel. Sensing our craving for a change of scenery, and keen to bring tourist dollars back while keeping risks low, many destinations have introduced new long-stay visas designed for remote workers. If you’ve always wanted to live in another country but had no idea how to navigate immigration, these visas are for you. If you’ve been dying to do a long trip but didn’t want to quit your job in order to do it, this is your chance. Read on for a list of the best destinations for remote workers during the pandemic. 

Three tips for working remotely 

  • Set boundaries. Without typical office hours work can bleed into your personal time. Try to call it a day at 6pm and go do something fun in your new destination. 
  • Invest in good tech. Make sure you’ve got a wifi hotspot, noise canceling headphones, wireless keyboard and anything else that aids a comfortable and productive workday.
  • Practice good communication with your team and/or clients. You may be in another timezone and not in each other’s line of sight but that doesn’t mean you can’t maintain strong relationships and clear communication.
Barbados | By Sebastian Flegl


The Barbados Welcome Stamp offers individuals, families, and teams the chance to live and work in paradise. Applicants pay $2,000 for a 12-month visa, and will not be liable for Barbados Income Tax. Bringing your family? There’s a family bundle fee of $3000. Barbados even has childhood education options including private schools and state-owned public schools that charge a small fee upon enrollment. 

Learn more and apply >

Tallinn, Estonia | By Damon Zaidmus


As one of the most digitally advanced societies in the world, it makes sense that Estonia would be open to hosting remote workers. To qualify for the country’s digital nomad visa, applicants must be employed abroad, either by a foreign company or as a self-employed individual/consultant who conducts business outside of Estonia, and command an income of at least €3504 (approximately $4,264) per month. 

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In late November 2020 Hawaii launched Movers and Shakas, a remote-work pilot program for domestic U.S. workers who would love to be based in Oahu for at least 30 consecutive days. Movers and Shakas is a “give and get” model – applicants receive free flights and other perks to help them settle on the island. In return, they must be willing to contribute their skills and knowledge to a local educational nonprofit, helping to diversify the Hawaiian economy. The pilot program is already complete but new dates will be announced in 2021, so stay tuned. 

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Trinity Gergeti Church, Kazbegi, Georgia | By Iman Gozal


Nestled between the continents of Europe and Asia, Georgia has earned a reputation as an under-appreciated destination among in-the-know travelers. Now, thanks to a new digital nomad visa, remote workers can get to know its mountains and medieval castles much better. Applicants must provide proof of travel insurance and employment, and be willing to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. 

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Gibb's Hill Lighthouse, Bay, Bermuda | By Sandra Seitamaa


Working with a view of the beach and warm coastal breeze is now a possibility in Bermuda, which was one of the first countries to announce a 12-month visa back in the summer of 2020. The visa itself costs just $263, but applicants should be prepared to show proof of their gainful employment. You’ll also need health insurance and should be willing to undergo COVID testing before and after arrival.  

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Miravet, Spain | By Ryan Hogg


If you’ve always wanted to try life in Europe, here’s your chance; Spain’s self-employment visa could have you sipping sangria in Barcelona in no time. Designed specifically for freelancers or self-employed people, this residency visa requires confirmation of adequate income and a background check. You’ll first be granted a 60 day visa, which will be updated to 12-months upon arrival in the county. Oh, and be prepared to fill out all the forms in Spanish (hire a translator if necessary). 

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Seljalandsfoss, Iceland | By Robert Bye


When Iceland announced its 180-month visa for those whose work arrangement permits location independence, we started fantasizing about icy hikes, Blue Lagoon soaks, and chasing the northern lights. You can apply to live in Iceland if you hail from a country that doesn’t require an Iceland tourist visa, are employed by a foreign company with a monthly income of 1,000,000 ISK (approximately $7,774) or 1,300,000 ISK ($10,109) with a spouse and/or children, and are covered by health insurance. 

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Snorkeling in Aruba | By David Troeger


As an island whose whole brand is about happiness, it seems fitting that Aruba would offer digital nomads the ultimate "workation." U.S. nationals are invited to stay, work, and play on the island for three months with access to great accommodation deals and discounts on local experiences. Even better, Aruba welcomes cats and dogs, so if the only thing that’s been holding you back from traveling for an extended period is your pet, problem solved! There’s no complicated paperwork to fill out for this visa, all you need is a valid U.S. passport and to purchase a “workation” package from an Aruba hotel (though you will need a negative PCR result before departure). 

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Dubai | By Fredrik Ohlander


If swanky metropolis living is more your style, head to Dubai in 2021. For $287 you can relocate to the UAE for 12 months, taking advantage of elegant coworking spaces and tapping into an international cohort of entrepreneurs. All you need to do is prove you earn $5,000 per month and are adequately covered by health insurance. Not sure you want to commit yet? Visit Dubai on a tourist visa. If you like it, you can transfer to the one-year program seamlessly. 

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Morelia, Mexico | By Jezael Melgoza


Even before the pandemic, Mexico was an increasingly popular destination for digital nomads, and we predict that 2021 will see even more visitors head to the country for an extended stay. Opt for an “economic solvency” visa and you can become a temporary resident of Mexico. All the government asks is that you prove your financial stability: a monthly income of $1,620 per month for the last six months, or a consistent bank balance of $27,000 during the past year.

Learn more and apply > 

There's more to Greece than the white and blue buildings and the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. If you're planning a visit, check out these places below!

📍Kokkinopilos. Preveza
📍Verliga Dragon lake, Thessaly
📍Ithaca island, lonian Sea
📍Aoos springs lake, Epirus
📍Lake Prespes, Macedonia
📍Balda di Stringa waterfalls, Epirus
📍Meteora, Thessaly
📍Pelion, Thessaly
📍Lake Zorika, Epirus
📍Mt Lakmos
📍Crete island, Aegean Sea
📍Gistova Dragon lake, Macedonia

Reel: @farawayfarers

Swim or kayak through the limestone cliffs of the Twin Lagoon, a must-visit destination for those traveling to Coron, Palawan, Philippines. It is called "twin" lagoon because it consists of two lagoons separated by a limestone cliff, with one lagoon on top of the other. The water in the inner lagoon is warm and clear, with a stunning turquoise color that makes it popular for swimming and snorkeling.

Reel: @travelifejournal

Take a dip in a series of seven saltwater lagoons located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The Lagoons of Baltinache are known for their beautiful turquoise waters and unique geological formations. The high concentration of minerals in the water gives it a unique buoyancy that makes swimming in the lagoons a unique experience.

Reel: @everchanginghorizon

Watching the sun rise above the clouds at Haleakalā National Park is one of the most memorable experiences you could have. Haleakalā is a Hawaiian name that means “House of the Sun” and is an awesome place to watch the clear night sky and stars fade away as the sun lights up the sky and the earth.

Reel: @girlchill_sunset

Just 1 hour from Shanghai by train, Cherry Blossom Valley is a popular tourist destination, particularly in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The valley is named after the thousands of cherry blossom trees that cover the area and create a stunning display of pink and white flowers. The trees were originally planted in the 1980s by a group of Japanese experts who were invited to China to help with reforestation efforts. The best time to visit is typically in late March or early April. Get there early to beat the crowds!

Reel: @cyncynti

New Zealand is unbelievable. See it for yourself:

1. Fiordland National Park
2. A classic backcountry hut trip
3. Blue Pools walk
4. Hooker Lake
5. Milford Sound
6. Lake Pukaki

Reel: @kylekotajarvi

Surrounded by lush greenery, towering karst mountains, and the river flowing through, the Detian Waterfall is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of the close relationship between China and Vietnam. It is the largest waterfall in Asia and the fourth largest cross-border waterfall in the world.

Reel: @sophoebelous

Escape to a serene and peaceful oasis away from the bustling city of Marrakech at Le Jardin Secret—a beautiful and historic garden where visitors can escape the noise and chaos and enjoy the beauty of nature. The garden was originally built in the 16th century and is home to many different species of plants, including exotic flowers, citrus trees, and palm trees.

Reel: @hypermiggzz

For a magical moment and bucket list travel experience, visit the end point of the annual monarch butterfly migration. Starting in August, the monarchs travel 2,800 miles south from Canada, making a temporary home amid the towering trees of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, where the two most popular sanctuaries to view them are el Rosario in the state of Michoacan and Piedra Herrada in Estado de México. Standing in silence while thousands of delicate wings beat in unison is something you'll never forget.

Reel: @juliiathompson

There's just something beautiful about snow covered landscapes like this popular attraction in southwestern Utah. Known for its unique geology, @brycecanyonnps_gov consists of a series of natural amphitheaters, called "hoodoos," formed by erosion of the rock layers.

Photo: @nathanleeallen

As we experience a couple more weeks of winter, we can't help but dream of tropical destinations like Hawaii. The warm water, sunny skies, and consistent waves make it an ideal destination for surfers. Hawaii has a vibrant surf culture and community and is also a beautiful place to explore outside of the water, with lush green mountains, stunning beaches, and unique cultural experiences.

Reel: @christopherballadarez

1. @sequoiakingsnps, California
2. @canyonlandsnps, Utah
3. @olympic_nps, Washington
4. @whitesandsnps, New Mexico
5. Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
6. Knik Glacier, Alaska

Reel: @nathanleeallen

Imagine getting caught in the rain while kayaking at one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Known for its stunning turquoise-colored lake, surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise is home to diverse wildlife, including grizzly bears, elk, and moose.

Reel: @reneeroaming