As part of the European Week of Freelancers (# EFWEEK2020), an international conference Dubrovnik for digital nomads will be held in Lazareti from 16 to 25 October.
Thus, Dubrovnik is the first city in Croatia to turn to digital nomads, and the organization of this conference provides an opportunity to present itself to this audience in light of the announced introduction of visas for digital nomads in Croatia. I have to admit that it was great to listen to loud thoughts, especially from foreigners, who are not burdened with all our grayness in the economy, from high taxes to various levies.
Yesterday was part of the first day online conferences held an excellent education of digital nomads, both from Croatia and global destinations, who shared their loud thinking about digital nomads as a special niche of travelers and entrepreneurs, and the opportunity for Croatia to position itself on the global map of digital nomads.
As we know, at the initiative of Jan de Jong for Croatia to introduce visas for digital nomads, a meeting was held in August with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković to discuss legislation that should allow free entry and work for digital by the end or beginning of the second year. nomads. As Jan de Jong himself pointed out at the conference in Dubrovnik, things have gone much further than the idea itself, and many concrete meetings have already been held on this topic.
By the way, Kashlee Kucheran, a digital nomad, tourist journalist and blogger from Canada, who is followed by over 2 million people a month through her blog Travel off Path, pointed out at the conference that there is a big positive buzz or interest around Croatia, especially since it was filmed in Dubrovnik. series Game of Thrones, and how Croatia could become the best global destination for digital nomads.
Polyclinic Glavic provides free medical examinations to all digital nomads
But before a broader look at digital nomads, the news is yesterday’s statement from the conference, at which it is Nikolina Kurtele, Deputy Director of the Glavić Polyclinic announced that all digital nomads who choose Dubrovnik as their base will be provided with free health services for one year.
A statement that is definitely a game changer because currently out of the six countries that offer visas for digital nomads, none offer additional value or anything like that to attract digital nomads.
We want to promote Dubrovnik as a safe city, as well as the whole of Croatia, and provide them with health care through our services as an incentive to move the office to Dubrovnik, said Kurtela during the presentation.
A clear message to digital nomads that they are welcome in Dubrovnik and that they are coming to a safe country, which is also important in the branding of Croatia, which is still often perceived from the outside as the Balkans in a negative context.
It is certainly a great tool for extending the tourist season, because digital nomads can certainly not be perceived only as tourists, because they will live in Croatia for a maximum of one year and generate consumption like any other resident. In fact, and much more, according to Jan de Jong's estimate, at least 10.000 kuna a month.
Also, in her lecture, Kurtela pointed out that Croatia has all the advantages that can attract digital nomads, such as lots of sunshine, and thus vitamin D, fresh and clean air, sea and beautiful nature, Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. , a strong and stable internet connection, with of course top health services.
So, in case digital nomads choose Dubrovnik as their base, they have security if anything happened to them within the first year of their stay, that they can use all the services of the Glavic Polyclinic for free.
By the way, Poliklinika Glavić offers treatment and rehabilitation services for neurological patients in Dubrovnik and Zagreb, and the Neurorehabilitation Center in Dubrovnik is the first of its kind in the active treatment and neurorehabilitation of neurological patients in this part of Europe.
Also, the Neurorehabilitation Center is also the largest regional center for robotics rehabilitation, and thanks to its quality and professionalism, the Glavić Polyclinic is a reference center for as many as 130 countries through its robotic rehabilitation service.
For a list of all health services of the Glavić Polyclinic, which will also be free for digital nomads who decide to stay in Dubrovnik, see here