Stretching along the Arabian see in the western India, Goa is known for its pristine beaches and spirituality, the state is looking to entice digital nomads. The latest reports share that the local government is looking to talk to the central government to boost the local economy and launch a digital nomad visa program.
The government of Goa has begun conversations with necessary parties including the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of External Affairs, to discuss the parameters and logistics of the digital nomad visa.
Evaluation of other countries’ working visa structures is underway as the government is trying to evaluate the best way digital nomads can contribute to the economy.
Those who want to take advantage of flexible work settings may soon be able to visit, live and work in the beautiful state. The addition of the visa will ensure that the popular tourist destination will draw more international visitors to not only visit, but to stay for a longer period as well.
According to Times of India, Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte is working with players in the homestay marketplace to assist in this measure. In that he is looking to develop best practices for digital nomads.
India will be the 46th country that would offer these visas if the visa program came through. Minister Khaunte was quoted in saying that, “if we are able to open up the digital nomad concept, Goa has a lot to offer.”
Remote workers who plan to set up in the state may soon be able to look to the Ashvem, Morjim and Benaulim beaches as co-working spaces may soon be set up on each beach.