Greece is working on a package of measures that will make an it ideal destination for digital nomads.
- The latest plan, undertaken by the Ministry of Tourism, includes:
- Improving broadband infrastructure, especially in relation to the provision of high-speed internet services.
- Cooperation and exchange of infrastructure know-how and best practices with other cities abroad which are oriented to attract digital nomads.
- Cooperation with organisations that address start-up companies that employ digital nomads.
- The Ministry of Migration has also announced a legislative initiative for the introduction of a special visa for “digital nomads”. It will be a “special purpose residence permit”, a “digital visa” as the Minister, Notis Mitarakis explained.
- The Ministry of Finance has already approved a 50% 7 year tax break for all those, employees or self employed, that decide to relocate and move their tax residency in Greece in 2021, as long as they have not been previously tax residences of Greece and do not replace an existing job in the country
“We are following the issue of ‘digital nomads’ with great interest and attention and we are now able to move on to the next step” Haris Theoharis, Minister of Tourism said at the Delphi Forum. “According to a study by the “MIT Enterprise Forum”, if Greece attracted 100,000 ‘digital nomads’ each year, with an average stay of six months, our country could benefit by more than 1.6 billion euros. This amount almost matches the weekly income brought in by 2.5 million tourists.”
The Tourism Ministry will also launch a promotion campaign to make Greece a top choice for digital nomads.