Last October, the Romanian government approved the draft of the National Digital Nomad Visa scheme. After joining the EU countries launching remote work visas, Romania finalized the national strategy to welcome digital nomads in the country.
Unlike other countries, Romania’s cost of living is extremely low compared to the US or other EU neighbors. Offering outdoor activities, co-working spaces, and several tech hubs, the country is one of the places for a longer stay as a digital nomad.
Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Diana Buzoianu, highly promoted the finalization of the Digital Nomad Visa scheme. In collaboration with the USR PLUS representatives and the Ministry of Research Innovation and Digitalization, the visa scheme aims to reach 2000 digital nomads each year.
How To Get A Digital Nomad Visa In Romania
- Application at the Romanian Embassy.
- Valid proof of employment.
- Medical insurance.
- Proof of address.
- Minimum annual income (€1,150/month).
Romanian arrangements for digital nomads are convenient not only for the low national living costs. For example, Croatia requests a minimum income of €2,200, and Estonia only accepts a €3,500 minimum salary.
During the pandemic outbreak, most countries worldwide launched similar schemes to attract remote workers and travelers. Romania offers an accessible and convenient digital nomad visa scheme to restart the local economy and tract tech professionals in the national hubs.