For many Americans, who are in the midst of a huge uptick in COVID-19 cases, being a digital nomad feels next to impossible at the moment.
Although it is being recommended that Americans avoid all international travel, there are still some countries that are welcoming in working travelers.
Estonia’s digital nomad visa allows overseas workers to stay in the country for up to one year. Applicants should have a monthly salary of around $3,530 from their remote position to be considered for the visa. At the moment, Estonia is only allowing Americans in for either work or study and upon arrival must self-isolate for 14 days.
Barbados recently launched its “Barbados Welcome Stamp” program to grant remote workers a visa to come into the country for up to one year. The application fee is $2,000 for individuals and $3,000 for families.
Georgia also recently announced a new program for foreign workers. Applicants are required to provide proof of employment and give consent to quarantine for 14 days to be considered for the program. However, American travelers are not allowed in the country unless they are given a visa of at least six months, traveling for business or are the spouse of a Georgian citizen.
In Jamaica, Americans must have an approved Travel Authorization before their trip. However, those from Florida, Arizona, Texas and New York are deemed as high-risk states by the country’s government and are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to receive authorization.