Countries where you can work remotely
Remote working has become a popular trend nowadays. Ever since the pandemic forced people to stay at home and start working indoors, there has been a surge of remote working: continuing even today in the post-pandemic era. For the adventurous souls that like roaming different countries, you can put your travel visa to good use by visiting some countries where you can easily work remotely from. Here are some recommendations.
Most travel blogs and remote work guides place Portugal at the top of the list of countries where travellers can work remotely from. And that's for good reasons too. Its capital Lisbon is frequently ranked #1 in the list of most tourist-friendly cities, and features a laid-back culture atop gorgeous hilly scenery that any adventurers would love to be in. Portugal also offers easy visa access for travellers on the go and is relatively inexpensive in terms of accommodation and food.
Portugal is also the home of Digital Nomads Madeira, one of the first digital nomad villages in the world. The local communities of Madeira and Porto Santo Island are keen on welcoming visitors and are steadily building a social structure based on remote workers. These nomad villages offer free co-working space as well as specialised accommodation for travellers interested in settling down on the warm and sunny island. Quarantine is also currently not required for visitors from Bangladesh.
Worldwide, Georgia has always been a top spot for the digital nomad lifestyle. Not only is the government working on creating living quarters for remote workers, but the cost of internet and accommodation outside the city centres is also affordable for any mid-budget range tourists. The capital city of Tbilisi is a diverse cultural centre loaded with job opportunities and entertainment options, perfect for both work and fun.
Travellers might face a slight language barrier as English isn't too common in this country, but navigating around the important offices and dedicated tourist spots should still not be a problem for English speakers. With a digital nomad visa in Georgia, it is possible to remotely work in the country for at least a year, with the cost of applying for the visa being completely free, according to the official Remotely from Georgia website.
While known for being a remote European country with little population, Iceland features breathtaking scenery and adventurous landscapes that would be considered a haven for any keen travellers. A digital nomad visa for Iceland is usually easier to apply for than in other countries as well, with lesser wait times on embassy clearance compared to other countries. What's more, this mountainous Nordic paradise currently ranks at the top in the Global Peace Index, which makes it one of the more livable places in the world.
While it is true that Iceland may not be as budget-friendly as other European countries, it can still be a good place to work remotely for single and independent visitors. The climate may be harsh at times as well, so travellers need to be extra wary of any precautions they might need to take before making the long trip there. For Bangladeshis, a typical travel visa to Iceland lasts for 90 days, though digital nomad visas can last for at least 6 months.
Taiwan is one of the most popular East Asian countries currently offering digital nomad visas, usually for a stay of 12 months. It is a cultural hub of local heritage, offering fast and cheap internet for remote workers attempting to build a lifestyle there. Restaurants and accommodations are also relatively inexpensive, with reliable healthcare access available to even non-regional visitors. The capital Taipei has a host of living quarters specifically catered to digital nomads as well.
Reportedly, a Bangladeshi citizen currently is not required to show proof of income for a Taiwan Gold Card, though it does have attached terms and conditions such as proof of a higher education degree, which may range depending on the field. For more information, you can check out the Taiwan Employment Gold Card Office official website.