In the words of Split-based Dutch entrepreneur, Jan de Jong, whose efforts to promote digital nomad tourism in Croatia have now officially gone regional, as can be seen from his latest post on LinkedIn:
BREAKING – #Montenegro will follow into Croatia’s footsteps as it plans to introduce a Digital Nomad Visa by beginning of 2022
I would like to thank Minister Tamara Srzentić MS MBA & State Secretary Marina Banovic – from the Ministry of Public Administration, Digital Society and Media in Montenegro – for supporting legislative changes, turning Montenegro into a digital nomad welcoming country.
It’s amazing to see how you recognize the opportunity of opening your borders to #DigitalNomads. Thank you for your support to make this a reality.
I strongly believe that the entire Adriatic region can benefit from becoming a hotspot for remote work professionals – and this region has all ingredients to make that happen.
It’s an honor and true pleasure to be part of this process. Step by step, we are moving forward to a more sustainable region.
Milovan Novakovic MRICS – thank you for all your efforts and facilitating this meeting.
Montenegro – I applaud you for your progress
Regards from Podgorica,
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The announcement follows months of discussions with de Jong and his Montenegrin counterparts, and it is another concrete example of the cross border collaboration that is strengthening the remote work opportunity in the region.
The LinkedIn announcement was accompanied with a photo of the key stakeholders on this initiative – from left to right in the lead photo above:
Milovan Novaković who contacted me last year, for me to help him push this in Montenegro,. Minister Tamara Srzentić, and State Secretary Marina Banovic. Both are from the Ministry of Public Administration, Digital Society and Media in Montenegro.
De Jong is currently in Montenegro, having just taken part in the two-day Cross Border Coworking Conference in Budva. You can read more about the event in TCN’s coverage of the first day – Croatian Digital Nomad Energy Crosses Border at Budva CBCC 2021. He spoke to TCN about the current momentum:
It’s great to see how countries like B&H and Montenegro are following closely what is happening in Croatia – which has demonstrated true leadership by being among first countries in the world to welcome digital nomads.
What is even more fascinating to see is how Croatia private sector is leaning in on this opportunity.
This Cross-Border Co-working Conference was the perfect platform to share experiences with the goal to turn the entire region into a hotspot for remote work professionals.
The feedback we got from digital nomads like Kate, Steve and Dean – about the attractiveness of this region for digital nomads was more than pleasant and only confirms that this region has all ingredients to become a top destination for digital nomads.
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