Since Malta became an attractive hub for gaming companies, it has turned into a multi-cultural country with all the capabilities to host the nomad family. The traditional office spaces have adopted a new culture that incorporates fun activities, while pubs and bars have opened up to locals and expats meeting up for networking, meetings, or for drinks after work.
Malta’s new remote working programme allows for digital nomad travellers to work and reside on the island through the Nomad Residence Permit. Here are some of the reasons why Malta is the ideal island for nomad life!
The perfect place if you enjoy beach life
First of all, it is an archipelago with Malta, Gozo, and Comino as its main islands, with perfect beach weather from May till October. Maltese beaches have also been awarded a total of eleven Blue Flags, including St. George’s Bay in Malta, and Ramla Bay in Gozo.
Moreover, Malta boasts over one hundred diving sites, with wreck and cave diving being the most popular activities. Apart from rocky and sandy beaches, one can also visit one of the inland seas, such as those in Xlendi Bay and Dwejra on the island of Gozo. Above sea level, Malta stuns with its natural wonders, including hiking trails and the cliffs of Dingli and Ta’ Sanap, that offer mesmerising landscape views.
Ancient civilizations and art treasures
Malta's history is one of the ancient civilisations which, from time to time, have colonised the islands. The Ggantija temples, for instance, are the earliest of the Megalithic Temples of Malta, dating c.3600 BC, (that is older than the Pyramids!), actually predating even Stonehenge.
St. Johns Co-Cathedral in Valletta is the burial site of 400 Knights of the Order of St John, which established their headquarters on the island in 1530. The co-cathedral dates back to the 16th century, and it preserves works by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Malta’s eldest city (and former capital) is Mdina, while Gozo’s is called Victoria, with the Citadel fortification right at its heart. At present, these cities offer modern entertainment establishments for nomads to enjoy.
An efficient health system
As a cosmopolitan country, Malta ticks all the requirements for nomad life, especially the fact that English is Malta’s second mother language, making it easy to communicate and do business. Lastly, Malta has a reputable health care system, offering top-notch services, and one of Europe’s highest vaccination rates.
Are you ready to pack your bags?
What a digital nomad should pack:
- valid travel document;
- proof of income;
- agreements showing current engagement of employment outside of Malta;
- health insurance covering risks in Malta;
- proof of accommodation;
- general requirements stipulated by checklist and standard rules and procedures for obtaining visas and similar permits apply.
For more information, please refer to the Nomad Residence Permit website.