One of the leading American daily newspapers, The Washington Post, published an article about digital nomads who spent several months in Croatia and Dubrovnik during the corona virus pandemic, said Ina Rodin, Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board representative office in the United States.
The article states that a large number of American arrivals were affected by the first direct airline between Croatia and the United States, i.e. between Dubrovnik and Philadelphia, that was introduced in June 2019. According to data from the Croatian National Tourist Board, Americans were the second-most numerous guests in Dubrovnik in 2019, with nearly 160,000 arrivals and more than 442,000 overnights, states the Washington Post.
Sarah Morlock, a freelance writer and social media manager from Indiana who works remotely shared her experience with her readers about how she spent October and November in Dubrovnik with her partner. She pointed out that when choosing a place to stay, she is looking for historic cities with preserved nature and a good internet connection, and in that sense, Dubrovnik has fulfilled all her expectations. Apart from digital nomads, Croatia is also interesting for binational couples who, due to the corona virus pandemic and limited travel opportunities, organized their meeting in Croatia.
The Washington Post points out that Dubrovnik is trying to attract digital nomads, that is why in February a project for ultra-fast broadband Internet was presented, while a virtual conference "Dubrovnik for digital nomads" was held in October to encourage them to choose Dubrovnik for their remote office. At the beginning of 2021, Croatia will introduce a digital nomads visa, which will make it the second country in Europe and the fifth in the world, states the Washington Post.