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Algarve, Portugal Welcomes Digital Nomads For Up To A Year

The Algarve, Portugal welcomes remote workers and digital nomads
The Algarve, Portugal welcomes remote workers and digital nomads [Image by Julius Silver from Pixabay]
Since the pandemic, many people have given up on the normal office environment, preferring to become remote workers or digital nomads. One is for those who still have a job with a company, while the other is for freelance entrepreneurs, traveling the world while working. In recent years, many places have been lauded for their digital nomad visas, but some are better than others. One place that truly welcomes digital nomads is the beautiful and scenic Algarve of Portugal with its beautiful beaches.

Remote workers and digital nomads welcomed to the Algarve, Portugal

Life as a remote worker in the Algarve, Portugal
Life as a remote worker in the Algarve, Portugal [Image by EuamoBrasil from Pixabay]
With its gorgeous scenery, idyllic beaches backed by rugged cliffs and peaceful rural areas, the Algarve is a top choice for many digital nomads. Meanwhile, with news that remote workers can enjoy a stay of up to a year, this area of Portugal has become hugely popular.

The Algarve is renowned for its great climate and laid-back lifestyle, along with friendly locals and affordable living. So what does it take to get a digital nomad visa for the Algarve or elsewhere in Portugal?

Digital nomad visas for the Algarve and Portugal

Tavira in the Algarve of Portugal
Tavira, Algarve, Portugal [Image by ddzphoto from Pixabay]
Portugal now offers a digital nomad visa to allow remote workers, employed by companies outside the country to visit. It is also available for those freelance workers with international clients to stay in Portugal for up to a year. Meanwhile, there is a possibility of renewing the visa after that time, if specific criteria are met.

To be able to apply for a digital nomad visa, applicants must be able to prove a monthly income of €3,280 (around $3,453) or more. Moreover, they must be able to prove that their bank account has a balance big enough to cover their stay which is normally a minimum of €9,900 (around $10,694). Meanwhile, the digital nomad visa scheme simplifies visa applications for visitors as compared to other residency permits.

Living in Portugal

Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal for digital nomads
Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal [Image by Alfred Derks from Pixabay]
Portugal regularly promotes the digital nomad lifestyle for travelers in both the Living in Portugal and Moving to Portugal shows, regularly held in the US and UK.

Speaking of the remote worker and digital nomad visa, Christina Hippisley, General Manager of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK, revealed the allure of the beautiful Algarve with UK and Irish buyers. She also cites a notable increase in visitors searching for property information in this region of Portugal.

Meanwhile, the stunning scenery of the Algarve, along with its laid-back lifestyle and warm climate also attracts many digital nomads, seeking a good work-life balance. Moreover, this coastal area is known for its excellent quality of life and safety when compared to other urban locations like Lisbon or Porto.

Moreover, several local initiatives are available to the remote worker community, including the highly successful Grow Algarve Meetups and Algarve Tech Hub.

The events provide networking opportunities and information for remote workers and digital nomads alike to help them integrate into the local community. Readers can find more information on the Portugal Resident website.

 

 

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