Did you know Croatia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe? With a mild year-round climate, picturesque coastlines, a fascinating history and culture, incredible national parks, and great food and wine, a large number of tourists visit Croatia every year.
Not to mention, the country has a well-developed infrastructure. Modern high-quality highways provide convenient movement around the country and, although there’s a railway connection in limited directions, the bus service between cities is well developed. Croatia also offers a variety of accommodation options, ranging from hotels to villas. And, since most Croatians speak English and other foreign languages, communication is simple.
And finally, there is good telecommunication and Internet infrastructure, which is one of the main reasons the country is so attractive to remote workers.
So, What Does Croatia Have to Offer Remote Workers?
Croatia is one of the first countries to introduce special visas for digital nomads. Visa or temporary residence is granted for up to one year. Family members of these remote workers can also obtain a temporary residence permit in Croatia. During the entire period of visa validity, children can study at one of the Croatian schools and parents will have the opportunity to choose between state and private schools. Free Croatian language lessons will be held for children there.
While the visa cannot be extended, remote workers can apply for a new annual visa with a temporary residence permit 6 months after the expiration of their previous visa.
Croatia has even created tax incentives for interested digital nomads and freelancers. These workers will be free from paying taxes in Croatia while their digital nomad visa is still valid.
Keep in mind that Croatia is not a member of the Schengen Union, therefore a Croatian visa does not give the right to travel to Schengen countries.
Digital Nomads in Croatia
This new long-term tourist trend is just beginning to develop in Croatia. There are currently no special state programs for digital nomads there; however, on Facebook you can find a page of the Croatian digital nomads community. On this page, you can find other digital nomads living in Croatia and exchange information, get advice, and organize meet-ups. There is also a website for expats living in Croatia where a lot of useful information can be found.
At the end of September, the digital nomads community announced the creation of Digital Nomad Valley Zadar, a village of digital nomads in Zadar. The program begins October 10th and everyone who joins it will receive:
- – Premium mobile homes
- – Exclusive coworking office
- – Community manager
- – Exclusive events
- – #discord community channel
- – Partner discounts
How Can POND mobile Help You During Your Stay in Croatia?
POND mobile is an international mobile service operator that provides its customers with international roaming in 210+ countries around the world. Our “World Phone” and “Global Data” plans are designed to provide reliable communication and high-speed Internet in any country you choose for remote work, including Croatia.
Each rate plan includes a certain number of minutes for calls, SMS and GB of high-speed Internet, so you can pick the plan that meets your specific needs. Our pricing is transparent– you pay the fixed monthly subscription fee specified in your rate plan. There are no hidden costs or additional roaming charges, and taxes and fees are already included.
With our service, you no longer need to worry about buying a local SIM card and spending hours researching the various local carriers in each country. When you need to use the Internet, you can use the Internet without worrying about roaming charges. This also protects you from the risk of scammers stealing your data when using public Wi-Fi!
By having the ability to add local numbers for 90+ countries, in addition to the US number you receive, your family, friends and colleagues will be able to call you at their local rates with no extra charges in their phone bills. POND mobile has made sure that you always stay connected wherever you are whether it’s on a beach, in the mountains, on land, or out at sea!