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Greece or Barbados? The fight to lure Covid's work-from-home nomads

Countries of a sunny disposition, from tax havens to tourist traps, are competing hard to attract this new workforce aristocracy

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Greece is targeting potential expats by talking up its track record fighting Covid-19, its climate and its tax incentives for workers who want to move there full-time

Lionel Laurent | Bloomberg Opinion
Like birds migrating south for the winter, a new species is packing up for the great trek: Work-from-homers looking for a sunny beach idyll with a good Wi-Fi connection. 

“Digital nomads,” once a label applied to iPhone-toting millennials traveling the globe, are now an entire aspirational white-collar class to themselves. Working from home is one level of privilege, but being able to do so while escaping coronavirus lockdowns is another one entirely. One British engineer captured it perfectly from a rented windmill conversion in Portugal saying, “I forgot there was a pandemic.” 

Countries of a sunny disposition, from tax havens

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First Published: Nov 16 2020 | 3:52 PM IST

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