If you’re already working from your couch for the foreseeable future, you might as well work from a white sand beach with a vinho verde in one hand and a pastel de nata in the other.
Portugal announced plans this week to offer a new work visa that would allow remote-capable workers to relocate to the country for up to a year, according to Time Out.
The country is just the latest to offer a visa catered toward digital nomads, joining the ranks of Thailand, Croatia, the Cayman Islands, Bali, Costa Rica, and the Czech Republic. The hope is to stimulate the economy, create jobs, and aid in recovery from a sustained lack of tourism during the pandemic.
This isn’t Portugal’s first foray into the work visa world. Its D7 visa, originally meant for offshore retirees, became a hot commodity among wealthy remote workers looking to log on from a new and more affordable locale.