October 7, 2021 – Regional collaboration on the bill, as Jan de Jong announces the imminence of the digital nomad visa for Montenegro.
In the words of Split-based Dutch entrepreneur Jan de Jong, whose efforts to promote digital nomad tourism in Croatia have now officially become regional, as his latest post on LinkedIn shows:
BREAK – # Montenegro to follow in Croatia’s footsteps as it plans to introduce digital nomad visa by early 2022
I would like to thank Minister Tamara Srzentić MS MBA and State Secretary Marina Banovic – from the Ministry of Public Administration, Digital Society and Media of Montenegro – for supporting the legislative changes, making Montenegro a country of welcome of digital nomads.
It’s amazing how you recognize the opportunity to open your borders to #DigitalNomads. Thank you for your support in making this a reality.
I firmly believe that the entire Adriatic region can benefit from becoming a hotspot for remote working professionals – and this region has all the ingredients to make this happen.
It is an honor and a real pleasure to be part of this process. Step by step, we are moving towards a more sustainable region.
Milovan Novakovic MRICS – thank you for all your efforts and for facilitating this meeting.
Montenegro – Congratulations on your progress
Greetings 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 cross-border collaboration that strengthens remote working opportunities in the region.
The LinkedIn announcement was accompanied by a photo of the main stakeholders of this initiative – from left to right in the main photo above:
Milovan Novaković who contacted me last year, asking me to help push this to Montenegro. Minister Tamara Srzentić and State Secretary Marina Banovic. Both are from the Ministry of Public Administration, Digital Society and Media of Montenegro.
De Jong is currently in Montenegro, having attended the two-day cross-border coworking conference in Budva. You can read more about the event in TCN’s Day 1 coverage – Croatian Nomadic Digital Energy Crosses the 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 closely following what’s happening in Croatia – which has shown real leadership by being among the first countries in the world to welcome digital nomads.
What is even more fascinating to see is how the Croatian private sector is looking at this opportunity.
This cross-border coworking conference was the perfect platform to share experiences with the aim of making the entire region a hotspot for remote working professionals.
The feedback we have received from digital nomads like Kate, Steve and Dean – on the attractiveness of this region for digital nomads was more than pleasant and only confirms that this region has all the ingredients to become a destination of choice. for digital nomads.
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