For the purpose of luring global digital nomads who want to work while vacationing in Goa, the Central government’s facilitation of a “Digital Nomad Visa” has been requested by the tourism minister of Goa, Rohan Khaunte. According to Khaunte, this provision would not only improve the financial standing of the coastal state, which heavily relies on tourism, but it would also offer up new prospects for homestays and job opportunities.
The Goa government earlier put out a tender for the construction of co-working spaces worth Rs 11 crore in well-known beach communities including Benaulim in South Goa and Morjim and Ashwem in North Goa. These “sea hubs” would give working professionals, especially those in the tech and creative industries, the chance to work while taking part in leisure activities along Goa’s shore.
Khaunte emphasised that over 46 nations already provide visas for digital nomads. He emphasised that domestic visitors have been drawn to Goa because of its high quality of life and creative spaces, and that luring digital nomads for extended stays might improve the state’s “Home Stay” scheme.
Goa hopes to increase its potential as a top place for balancing work and play by targeting digital nomads, in order to meet the rising demand for remote work and professionals who can work from anywhere. In order to expedite the digital nomad visa, the state has asked the Union External Affairs Ministry for assistance.