Digital Nomads

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Hvar Digital Nomad Life with Kids: an Emerging Lifestyle

February 23, 2021 - After a long absence, one of the writing stars of the early days of Total Hvar is back - Ivana Zupan on Hvar digital nomad life with kids, an emerging lifestyle. Three years ago, after living on Hvar for 10 years full time, I decided that I had to leave. Coming and going to the island was a great way to cope with its many downsides, and it allowed me to enjoy all the good there was. I was able to take my vacation during the summer months, for example. What a no-go for many islanders... Back then, being a mother of…
Saturday, 20 February 2021

Health Insurance for Digital Nomads in Croatia is Now Enabled

February 20, 2021 – Digital nomads in Croatia have the right to health care, as the issue of health insurance for digital nomads in Croatia is now regulated. As HRturizam reports, on Thursday, the Government sent amendments to the Law on Compulsory Health Insurance and Health Care of Foreigners in the Republic of Croatia to the parliamentary procedure. They are harmonized with the Aliens Act to regulate the manner of exercising the right to health care for digital nomads. The amendments thus enable the realization of the health care right for digital nomads. By the official definition, a digital nomad…
Thursday, 18 February 2021

Croatia Regulates Digital Nomads' Health Insurance

ZAGREB, 18 February 2021 - The government on Thursday sent to parliament amendments to the law on the compulsory health insurance and healthcare of aliens to align it with the parts of the Aliens Act regulating digital nomads' right to healthcare. The amendments allow digital nomads to exercise their right to healthcare. They are third-country citizens who work for companies which are not registered in Croatia, who do not work for employers in Croatia and who have been granted temporary residence in Croatia. Digital nomads are not required to register for compulsory health insurance and they are obliged to cover the costs of healthcare in a medical facility in Croatia,…
Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Digital Nomad Life in Croatia: Megumi Hosogai, from Hawaii to Opatija

February 9, 2021 - As the number of digital nomads rises globally, some are choosing to spend some of their time in Croatia. Continuing our TCN series meeting international digital nomads calling Croatia their temporary home. Meet Megumi Hosogai, from Hawaii to Opatija. Tell us about you and your work.   I was born in Japan and I grew up as a Japanese Expat kid in Hawaii. I went back and forth twice and had to learn Japanese and English twice. My parents realized my personality wasn’t fit for life in Japan and decided to stay in Hawaii. I went…
Monday, 8 February 2021

Croatian Digital Nomad Visa: Government Publishes Official Guidelines

February 8, 2021 - Guidelines for the application process for the Croatian digital nomad visa have been published by the Ministry of the Interior. As we await the online application process and dedicated website, the Ministry of the Interior has published guidelines and costs for the application process for the new Croatian digital nomad visa. So far, 11 successful applications have been accepted and in processing - from the UK, USA, South Korea and New Zealand.  The guidelines in full: Temporary stay of digital nomads A DIGITAL NOMAD IS a third-country national who is employed or performs work through communication technology for a…
Monday, 8 February 2021

National Television Features Digital Nomad Opportunity in Croatia

February 8, 2021 - As the final touches are being applied to the online application process, HRT features the digital nomad opportunity.  Although the official website and online application process has still not been launched (although I understand it should be next month), there are several people who are a little too impatient to wait to take advantage of the digital nomad opportunity being offered in Croatia with the introduction of the new 12-month digital nomad visa.  That the system works (and the paperwork required) has been proven by the first foreigner to be granted the 12-month stay. You can…
Saturday, 6 February 2021

€4m Wespa Spaces Coworking Hub Opens in Zagreb

ZAGREB, 6 February (Hina) - Wespa Spaces, a new business centre in the form of a coworking hub has opened in Zagreb providing 3,000 square metres of office space and 320 workstations, with its founders investing €4 million in the project, Wespa Spaces says. The centre is a private investment by five founders, Nikola Perković, Amir Babović, Lovro Petrač, Filip Duvnjak and Damir Ismailović who, based on their own experiences, designed the centre as a campus. Coworking hubs are not new to Croatia. There are several already operating on the model of leasing out office space with the necessary accessories and equipment (Internet, printing, work stations, cleaning service,…
Monday, 1 February 2021

Digital Nomad Life in Croatia: Ian & Amy Anderson, from Florida to Split

February 1, 2021 - As the number of digital nomads rises globally, some are choosing to spend some of their time in Croatia. Continuing our TCN series meeting international digital nomads calling Croatia their temporary home. Meet Ian and Amy Anderson, from Florida to Split.    Searching for a coastal European town with all the amenities of modern-day living, this digital nomad couple from Tampa, Florida found the perfect place to work. This AirBNB had everything that they were looking for and best of all, it was located in an ancient Croatian palace. Take a peek into their digital nomad…
Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Jan de Jong: US Citizen Gets First Croatian Digital Nomad Visa

January 26, 2021 - Just over six months after an open letter to the Prime Minister on LinkedIn, a US citizen gets the first digital nomad visa in Croatia. Foreigner of the Moment Jan de Jong took to LinkedIn once more this morning, exactly 199 days after writing an open letter to Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on July 11 last year, asking for a digital nomad visa for Croatia.  What happened next was remarkable for seasoned observers of Croatian bureaucracy - things actually started to happen.  Just 44 days later, Plenkovic tweeted a photo with de Jong, announcing that…
Monday, 25 January 2021

Zagreb Tourism Adjusting to the Digital Nomad Opportunity

January 25, 2021 – After a challenging 2020, the digital nomad future is looking bright for Zagreb tourism. It is almost exactly a year since I wrote an article called Why Zagreb is Increasingly Attractive to a Growing Number of Digital Nomads. A year, but seemingly a lifetime, ago. But while 2020 was a terrible year for most of us, it was a very good one for the digital nomad movement, with Zagreb making more advances to position itself as one of the most interesting destinations for remote workers in Europe once things return to a semblance of normality. In…
Monday, 28 December 2020

Croatia Through the Eyes of a Digital Nomad: Dalmatia’s Underground Fungi is Croatia’s Black Gold

December 28, 2020 - Cyndie Burkhardt continues her nomad lifestyle with her experiences in Croatia - this week with a little truffle hunting in Dalmatia.  The area surrounding Split is joining the exclusive and rarified world of wild truffle hunting, where these underground mushrooms are highly prized delicacies and adorable dogs track them down in secret locations. One fine day I sat in a cozy hilltop restaurant in Motovun sipping Croatian red wine and gazing at both the picturesque view out across the countryside and the eyes of my handsome boyfriend across the table. We were exploring Istria and I…
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