by Jen Barnett

There’s lots of debate about whether the WFH (work-from-home) revolution will be replaced by the RTO (return-to-office) devolution. Like most issues, it seems like we’re divided right down the middle about staying remote or diving back into cube life. Of those who want to work from home, some are considering changing careers or giving up income to make it happen.

On that note, countries below would love to be your new HR Director of Fun. They’ve all got digital nomad visas or reasonable equivalents that allow you to work from their beaches, mountains, and cities, often while living on a fraction of what it would cost you in the U.S.

Click any linked country to see our guide to that county with social media resources. If your dream country isn’t on the list, you may still be able to travel on a tourist visa, and more digital nomad visas are in the works. Check the laws and talk to your tax advisor.

Even if you’re a bold, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of person, you need to be thinking about insurance when you’re nomading. Getting caught in another country without health insurance is a sure way to bring the party down. SafetyWing 🤝 also covers you when calamity strikes, whether it’s a natural disaster, travel delays, or a wayward bag. Coverage starts around $45/month, and you can use the calculator to estimate what you’d pay.

Jen Barnett Expatsi headshot
Co-founder at Expatsi | Website | + posts

Jen Barnett is an expat influencer and co-founder of Expatsi, a company that's helped thousands of Americans on their moving abroad journeys. She created the Expatsi Test, an assessment that recommends countries for aspiring emigrants based on lifestyle data. Jen has an MBA from Emory University with concentrations in marketing and innovation. She's written for BusinessWeek, Health, Cooking Light, and Southern Living. Prior to Expatsi, she created Freshfully and Bottle & Bone—two businesses in the local food space—and spoke at TEDx on being brave. She's moving to Mexico in 2024, along with her husband and co-founder Brett, pitbull mix Squiggy, and three rotten cats. How can she help you move abroad?

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Jen Barnett Expatsi headshot
Co-founder at Expatsi | Website | + posts

Jen Barnett is an expat influencer and co-founder of Expatsi, a company that's helped thousands of Americans on their moving abroad journeys. She created the Expatsi Test, an assessment that recommends countries for aspiring emigrants based on lifestyle data. Jen has an MBA from Emory University with concentrations in marketing and innovation. She's written for BusinessWeek, Health, Cooking Light, and Southern Living. Prior to Expatsi, she created Freshfully and Bottle & Bone—two businesses in the local food space—and spoke at TEDx on being brave. She's moving to Mexico in 2024, along with her husband and co-founder Brett, pitbull mix Squiggy, and three rotten cats. How can she help you move abroad?