The COVID-19 pandemic has vastly increased the number of remote workers around the world. Remote work is quickly becoming the norm, and transitioning into a permanent mode of work. In fact, the growth of remote work has convinced many countries to revise their visa policies to acknowledge digital nomads, who are remote workers that travel regularly and for long periods of time. Some of these countries like Portugal, Georgia, Croatia, the UAE, and Iceland have been working to develop residence permit programs for these digital nomads. Malta is another company that has recently hopped aboard the digital nomad visa train, announcing the launch of its program in June.
So, What Does Malta Have to Offer?
This island state attracts visitors from all over with its comfortable Mediterranean climate, interesting history, rich culture, delicious cuisine, and security. English is the official language here, which removes any language barrier issues. The locals are also hospitable and friendly towards foreigners. Malta has a good telecommunications infrastructure that provides a stable Internet connection, and it’s one of the few countries with 5G nationwide coverage. Combined with the growing number of coworking spaces, all of these factors make Malta a formidable player in the race for digital nomads.
As of today, about a thousand freelancers from the EU live and work in Malta. The new residence permit program for digital nomads (Nomad Residence Permit), launched by the Maltese government, is estimated to attract digital nomads from other non-EU countries. It will allow approved applicants to live in Malta for up to one year, working remotely, without needing special visas or additional work permits. As a bonus, income received from abroad is not subject to taxation.
How Can POND mobile Help?
POND mobile is an international mobile carrier that provides customers with international roaming in 210+ countries and destinations around the world. Our World Phone and Global Data rate plans are designed to provide reliable communication and a high-speed Internet connection in any country you choose for your travels.
Each rate plan includes a certain number of minutes for calls, SMS and GB of high-speed Internet, so you can choose exactly what you need. The pricing is simple – you pay only a fixed monthly subscription fee, which is specified in the rate plan. Taxes and fees are already included so there’s no hidden charges or additional roaming fees.
With a POND mobile SIM card, you no longer need to worry about buying a local SIM card and spending time researching various carriers. When you need to use the Internet, you can simply use it, without worrying about roaming and looking for free Wi-Fi. The ability to add local numbers from more than 90 countries around the world and the US number that you get with our SIM will allow your family, friends and colleagues to call you at their local rates. POND mobile ensures that you stay connected, no matter what country you’re in!