Still Working Remotely? You Can Make Malta Your Home Office for a Year
Though many Americans have returned to working in-person (or never stopped in the first place), telework is still a hot topic. If you're someone who has the privilege of doing your job from bed, a new opportunity from Malta may appeal to you. As Lonely Planet reports, the European island country is inviting remote workers from around the world to live there for one year.
Anyone who can earn their paychecks from a foreign country is eligible for the Nomad Residence Permit. A similar visa program has been open to workers from the European Union, of which Malta is a part. This new permit differs in that applicants from countries outside the EU like the U.S. and UK are also accepted.
The program is designed for a one-year stay, but permits can be renewed at the discretion of Residency Malta if they still meet the necessary criteria. Applicants interested in staying less than a year can apply as well, and they will be given a National Visa for the duration of their residency.
Malta is an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. Covering just 122 square miles, it's one of the world's smallest countries by area. The national language of Malta is Maltese, but English is also widely spoken there.
You must be able to prove you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have a place to stay to apply for the program. Once accepted, you'll also need to take out health insurance for yourself and pay a €300 administrative fee. Interested candidates can start the application process here.
[h/t Lonely Planet]