Ecuador offers nomadic VISA for world travelers

Within the framework of World Tourism Day, the Ministry of Tourism officially presented the Digital Nomads campaign, in order to strengthen the Nomad Visa modality that has been in force since April of this year

Within the framework of World Tourism Day, the Ministry of Tourism officially presented the Digital Nomads campaign, in order to strengthen the Nomad Visa modality that has been in force since April of this year. In a commemorative event, Niels Olsen, head of this State portfolio, recounted the management undertaken since May 2021 and highlighted the figures that account for the reactivation of the industry in the country. In addition, recognition was given to the creators of high-quality digital content who applied to the Ecuador Film Residency program, presented in June of this year.

In the midst of a dialogue between Juan Carlos Holguín, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, and the Minister of Tourism, Niels Olsen, the characteristics, objectives, and benefits of this visa modality were detailed, which seeks for foreign travelers who work remotely , can do it in Ecuador for up to two years, and at the same time tour the country, injecting resources into the national economy with their internal trips.

Nancy Connor, an entomologist who already has the Nomad Visa from Ecuador, also participated in the dialogue, who mentioned that having a natural laboratory like Ecuador is valuable for her profession. “It is a place where you walk two steps and find thousands of species and you can also find the answers to what we do not know,” she said, explaining what it is like to work in the country from the eyes of the scientist.

The head of the Foreign Ministry, Juan Carlos Holguín, indicated that in many countries the trend is to work remotely and this means having a vision of experiences, of knowing the world "and Ecuador is that scenario that is consolidated as one of the most important attractions for this concept that today becomes a reality”, he said, assuring that the Nomad Visa is the result of a long intersectoral work.

For his part, Minister Olsen explained that to apply for the Nomad Visa, interested parties need to have a valid passport, police record, demonstrate income from a foreign source of at least three unified basic salaries, have health insurance and pay the costs of the procedure that add up to 460 dollars.

This is one of the country's international promotion strategies that joins the Ecuador Film Residency program, which at the same event awarded its first winners: Luis Cañizares, Christopher Pozo and Cristian Ormaza. The program was launched in June 2022 and in just 54 days it received more than 450 applications from content creators interested in participating and promoting the experiences that Ecuador offers. As part of the program, the teaser of the new experiential video of George and Tara Beyer, the first film residents in the country, was presented.

Likewise, in recognition of the support to promote Ecuador as an unmissable destination, Minister Olsen appointed Joshua Yentin, a Canadian entrepreneur and influencer who promotes Ecuador to thousands of viewers of the social networks for which he generates content, as Tourism Ambassador. “When I arrived I fell in love with the country very quickly, I don't see why the food, the landscapes, the very friendly people cannot be recognized. Through what I do I want to promote the country, ”he said, recognizing himself as one more Ecuadorian touring and promoting our country.

With coordinated and joint work, the National Government continues to promote actions that promote Ecuador to the world to increase the arrivals of travelers who contribute more resources to the national economy, on the right path of reactivation.


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