2:43 PM PDT, September 30, 2021
Ever look out your window while WFH and think about being on a European island? Now you can.
The Mediterranean island Malta, located off the coast of Sicily, has launched a Nomad Residence Permit, which welcomes visitors to travel to the island and stay awhile. One year, to be exact, all while working remotely, according to Travel + Leisure.
The program is open to people from non-European Union countries, including the United States, according to the Malta Tourism Authority.
In order to apply, travelers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (which they must verify through the Verifly app), prove they can work remotely, and that they work for a company outside of Malta, Travel + Leisure reported.
And, for those who do fall in love and wish to stay beyond the one-year program they can request to renew their permit, the magazine said.
”If there are any lessons learned from the pandemic is that people are willing to move more than ever before,” Charles Mizzi, CEO of Residency Malta, told Travel + Leisure.
He added: ”Individuals who can work remotely using technology and entrepreneurs with a flair for traveling and discovering new countries and cultures are being made welcome,” Mizzi said.