More than 45 countries receive digital nomads with long-stay visas

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With more and more people around the world now working online, it’s already over 45 countries This is it Nomads welcome with long-stay visas.

Before we reveal the full list of 46 countries that offer such visas, let’s first take a look at a few of the destinations that have proven increasingly popular among remote workers – including what these places have to offer to those striving to live the best Bedouin lifestyle.

A traveler working on a laptop with a beautiful view of the beach


There is no denying that Thailand is one of the world’s most popular destinations when it comes to travel and tourism – its capital city was declared the “most visited city in the world” before the global COVID-19 pandemic.

And for digital nomads, the country certainly offers a lot – to choose from a variety of towns, cities, and even islands to use as a base to live and work from.

Young man overlooking beautiful sea view in Thailand

This includes the likes of the northern city of Chiang Mai – which offers plenty of co-working spaces and cafes to work from, as well as a comfortable and generally affordable lifestyle for digital nomads.

Another location within the country that makes a great base for remote workers is the nation’s capital, Bangkok – which is huge in size and provides you with everything you need to live a productive, vibrant and enjoyable life.

Beautiful aerial shot of Bangkok, Thailand

For those looking for a balance between island life and city life, Phuket will definitely be a great choice for you – the island truly offers the best of both worlds.

This is because you will not only be able to find a suitable place to do your work, but you will also have some of the most beautiful beaches and nature to enjoy at your leisure.

A traveler at Laem Sing Beach in Phuket, Thailand

And if you want to escape city life completely, you can choose from one of the many idyllic islands in Thailand to enjoy living your nomadic lifestyle.

For the likes of Americans, Canadians, and Brits tourists The easiest way to stay within the country for up to 90 days is to obtain a 60-day tourist visa from a Thai embassy or consulate within your country before traveling, which you can then extend once in Thailand for another 30 days.

Although at this time Thailand does not offer a specific “digital nomad” visa – the country hopes to launch their visas soon as it targets remote workers as one way to revive tourism.

A young traveler explores a temple in Ayutthaya, Thailand

Bali, Indonesia)

A traveler at a temple in Bali, Indonesia

Another very popular destination for digital nomads – and somewhere that also offers the opportunity for longer stays – is the beautiful Indonesian province of Bali.

There is no escaping the fact that Bali offers some of the most beautiful beaches and nature on the planet – which is a major reason why it is one of the most popular destinations for international travelers.

Beautiful beach in Bali, Indonesia

Combined with the low cost of living and a wide variety of entertainment and nightlife options, it is no wonder that Bali continues to cement its place as one of the world’s top travel destinations for digital nomads.

Two of the most popular areas of Bali that seem to attract the most nomads are the beautiful beach resort of Canggu and the more peaceful and relaxing city of Ubud – which surely provide an atmosphere that will allow you to relax to the fullest after these. Hours spent in front of your laptop.

A young woman at the ancient Hindu temple in Goa Gajah near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

The easiest and simplest way to tourists To enter Bali now – which will allow you to stay for up to 60 days – is to purchase a tourist visa on arrival once you land at the airport in Indonesia.

A tourist visa on arrival costs IDR 500,000 – about 33 USD.

Bali International Airport, Indonesia

For those seeking a visa that allows for a longer stay (more than 60 days) within Bali, or the ability to do remote work while you are there, it is recommended to contact the local Indonesian embassy or consulate.

We reported just last week that Bali will introduce a new 5-year digital backpacker visa, which would allow remote workers to stay in Bali for an extended period of time – while not requiring them to pay tax on the work they do.

Manta Bay or Kilingking Beach on Nusa Penida Island, Bali, Indonesia

If you want to keep up to date with the latest news, information and developments in Bali, you can do so by clicking here.


As a country expecting up to 40 million visitors by the end of this year (2022), Mexico continues to lead the way as the holiday destination of choice for American travelers, especially Cancun.

Cancun City, Mexico

And the nation not only attracts those who want two to three weeks of vacation, as the country has also proven to be a popular destination for digital nomads — even considered one of the best locations for remote workers.

That’s because Mexico offers so many better destinations for digital nomads – which include the likes of Playa del Carmen, Merida, and Mexico City – that the nation offers the best when it comes to seaside and urban life.

A busy street in Mexico City, Mexico

In addition to endless stunning landscapes and some of the most delicious cuisine, Mexico also offers the opportunity to live comfortably – and on a reasonable budget – in a country that offers enough infrastructure to meet the needs of the digital nomad.

For those looking for a comfortable place to focus on their work, there’s also plenty of choice when it comes to efficient and affordable co-working spaces across Mexico – even the likes of the colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas offer some great places to work from.

Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

The good news about Mexico – and the ability to stay in the country for an extended period of time – is that if you’re a citizen of countries like the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, or the Schengen area, you won’t need to apply for a visa before you arrive.

In fact, if you are a citizen of the aforementioned countries and regions of the world, you will receive an FMM Tourist Visa upon arrival – which allows you to stay for up to 180 consecutive days in the country.

Guanajuato, a breathtaking cityscape near Pipila

For more information about the Mexican FMM Tourist Visa – click here.

While technically freelancers and nomads do not even work on their foreign ventures, while on a tourist visa in Mexico, the country offers various residency programs that have doubled up to become “digital nomads visas.” Most Bedouins have been applying for a temporary resident visa for Mexico, which allows digital nomads to live and work in their non-Mexican businesses, for a period of time ranging from 6 months to 4 years.

Full list of 46 countries that welcome digital nomads with long-stay visas

Below is a list of the 46 countries that currently offer long-stay visas to remote workers wishing to succeed in their nomadic lifestyle.

Digital Bedouin in Dubai

Whether you’re looking for that sunny destination to work from, or want to experience what it’s like to work in some of the coolest co-working spaces, you’ll surely find a suitable destination from the list below.

If you’re a digital nomad, and want to know some tips on how to choose the “right” destination to live and work from, check out our top 10 tips for choosing a digital nomad destination article.

Male digital nomad works on beach site

Here is a complete list of files 46 countries (in alphabetical order) Which currently welcomes nomads with long-stay visas:

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