Peru is set to introduce a digital nomad visa, offering remote workers the opportunity to reside in the country for a year, with the potential for extension. This initiative targets international professionals, aiming to enhance Peru’s economy through tourism and cultural exchange. Applicants for the visa must be employed by companies outside Peru, negating the need for a separate work visa. The Peruvian government anticipates that this extended stay will allow digital nomads to immerse themselves in the country’s touristic, gastronomic, and cultural experiences.
Peru’s capital, Lima, is becoming a hub for digital nomads, boasting numerous coworking spaces, including international brands like WeWork. The country offers a significantly lower cost of living compared to European countries, making it attractive for remote workers from these regions. Peru’s appeal is further heightened by its rich cultural heritage and natural wonders, such as Machu Picchu, the Amazon rainforest, and the Cordillera Huayhuash peaks, as well as its vibrant national cuisine.
Peru joins other South American countries like Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, and Uruguay in offering digital nomad visas, each with varying durations and conditions. These initiatives reflect a growing trend in the region to attract remote workers from around the globe.