The sea, the sky, and the fresh air will always be there. Many of us fantasize about never needing to go to work in the future. There are many ways to get rich, from a lottery ticket to a wealthy spouse to a kind Nigerian prince. If those prospects don’t present themselves, working in Bali is the next best thing!

Indonesia’s tourism minister, Sandiaga Uno, revealed this week that freelancers and remote workers will soon be able to work tax-free in Indonesia, including on the island of Bali, thanks to the five-year “digital nomad visa.” Please forgive me while I go look for my suitcase.

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We’re headed to the various beaches, the equatorial weather, and the continual vacation atmosphere while we charge our laptops with multiple battery banks. Instead of a vacation, we’re just switching things up a bit around here.

The five-year ‘digital nomad visa,’ introduced by Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno, aims to bring in up to 3.6 million foreign tourists and create one million new jobs in Indonesia.

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It is recommended that remote workers be granted a visa that would allow them to live tax-free in other countries as long as they do not enter the local labor market while on the visa. This will ensure that locals aren’t forced out of their professions and will encourage longer-staying, higher-spending tourists to come to the area.

For Uno, the three S’s of Indonesian tourism should be “serenity, spirituality, and sustainability,” rather than “sun, sea, and sand.” As a result, he said, “we’re getting greater quality and better economic impact.”

The decision was made based on a poll that found 95 percent of remote workers to have Indonesia and Bali as their “top of mind” destinations. Because of the epidemic, the digital nomad visa proposal was likely to have been made sooner.

According to Uno, “Now that the pandemic is under control and all the ministries are working together, we believe this is a good time to revive this proposal.”

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As the number of cases of COVID-19 remains low and booster doses are being administered, Indonesia has lifted the majority of its travel restrictions. April saw the greatest monthly number of visitors since the swine flu pandemic, with 111,000 visitors.

The Visa on Arrival (VoA), Tourist or Cultural Visa, and the country’s Free Visa are currently accessible to individuals wishing to visit Indonesia, but they only last for 30 to 180 days. Georgia, Croatia, and Portugal also offer digital nomad visas, and to get one, you often need to show proof of funds.

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Digital nomad visa holders should be aware that tax-free living is not always a given. Taxes will still be due by Americans, because the United States taxed its residents on their citizenship rather than where they lived when applying for a visa.

When it comes to a move as substantial as this one, it is important to weigh all of the pros and cons before making the final decision. Singles in Bali may expect to pay anything from $720 to $2,600 per month, according to A Little Adrift. If you’re not looking to rent a three-bedroom villa, they don’t think you’ll be able to spend more than $2,000 on a generous budget while maintaining a decent standard of living.

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According to Southern Cross Travel Insurance, there are numerous dangers and risks to be aware of in Bali. There are many natural calamities, such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, that occur on a regular basis in the area. Indonesia’s stunning natural beauty can be attributed to the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Indonesia is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including anything from elephants and monkeys to a wide variety of rare birds. Several deadly snakes can be found in Bali. If you’re not careful, you could get bitten by snakes or monkeys. Malaria and dengue fever can be spread by a variety of insects, including mosquitoes.

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The lack of a sufficient water treatment system in Bali means that even drinking water might be harmful. To avoid this, order drinks without ice or avoid drinking tap water. As a result, some alcoholic beverages, such as Arah, have been known to contain dangerous levels of methanol, which can cause serious illness or even blindness. Consider your options before making a decision.

Finally, our own species is the most dangerous of all. Corruption and scams are not uncommon in the world of small-time crime. When it comes to extorting visitors, some of Bali’s police are notoriously crooked.

Never get into an unmarked automobile or go out on your own after dark. Not to discourage you from visiting or migrating to Indonesia, but be careful, as this will allow you to have the greatest possible experience!

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As I continue to daydream about Bali, I can’t wait to see what all the influencers post about the island in the coming months.

We’d love to hear what you think and whether or not you plan on taking off on an epic journey. Until next time, bye!

People have talked about how excited they are and made jokes while doing so. Tell us what you think and whether or not you plan to use the visa.

Indonesia Is Planning To Offer A Special Visa To Remote Workers, Allowing Them To Stay There For 5 Years Tax-Free, Including The Dream Destination, Bali
Indonesia Is Planning To Offer A Special Visa To Remote Workers, Allowing Them To Stay There For 5 Years Tax-Free, Including The Dream Destination, Bali
Indonesia Is Planning To Offer A Special Visa To Remote Workers, Allowing Them To Stay There For 5 Years Tax-Free, Including The Dream Destination, Bali
Indonesia Is Planning To Offer A Special Visa To Remote Workers, Allowing Them To Stay There For 5 Years Tax-Free, Including The Dream Destination, Bali
Indonesia Is Planning To Offer A Special Visa To Remote Workers, Allowing Them To Stay There For 5 Years Tax-Free, Including The Dream Destination, Bali
Indonesia Is Planning To Offer A Special Visa To Remote Workers, Allowing Them To Stay There For 5 Years Tax-Free, Including The Dream Destination, Bali
Indonesia Is Planning To Offer A Special Visa To Remote Workers, Allowing Them To Stay There For 5 Years Tax-Free, Including The Dream Destination, Bali

Indonesia Is Planning To Offer A Special Visa To Remote Workers, Allowing Them To Stay There For 5 Years Tax-Free, Including The Dream Destination, Bali

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