The pandemic has proven difficult for digital nomads, people who travel the world working remotely. With countries closing their borders and severely restricted air travel, working abroad has become extremely difficult, if not completely impossible for Americans. And as some destinations begin to allow foreign visitors, travelers from the United States may still be banned due to the growing number of coronavirus cases in America. But there are exceptions. While the State Department and health officials still recommend Americans avoid all international travel, some countries are once again welcoming working travelers, including Americans, despite the continued spread of the pandemic. [With the pandemic shutting borders, digital nomads find it harder to roam] Estonia (iStock) Launched on August 1 after years of development, the Digital Nomadic Visa of the Republic of Estonia will allow foreigners to stay in Estonia for up to one year. Applicants must have a gross monthly salary of 3000 Euros (approximately 3530 USD) or more from remote work to be considered for the visa, which is an extension of Estonia’s e-Residency program for entrepreneurs foreigners. “We saw that there was a kind of lack of opportunities for [digital nomads]so we wanted Estonia to solve the problem, ”Ott Vatter, managing director of e-Residency, told the Washington Post. “Estonia aims to be the hub for these types of new entrepreneurs who we believe are moving in the world.” Since the Estonian Parliament authorized the program in June, international applicants, mainly from the United States, Canada, Russia and Asia, have completed the online application for Type C Short Stay Visa or Long Stay Visa. type D stay. At present, Estonia does not allow Americans to visit the country for tourism, but they are allowed to enter for work or study. Upon arrival, foreigners must self-isolate quarantine for 14 days. [Thinking about a remote-work trip? Consider these tips first.] Barbados (iStock) Shortly after reopening its borders to international travel, Barbados launched a program that allows visitors, including Americans, to stay on the Caribbean island visa-free for up to one year. Called the “Barbados Welcome Stamp,” the program was created to bring remote workers to the country. “The aim is to attract remote workers, with a bill due to be presented to Parliament by the government that will remove local income taxes that normally come into effect after six months,” The Post reported. The online registration fee is $ 2,000 for individuals and $ 3,000 for families. Applicants must certify that they are earning an annual income of $ 50,000 or have the means to support themselves while in Barbados. Those traveling to Barbados to work remotely or for fun during the pandemic must follow new travel protocols. [Where can Americans travel to in the Caribbean?] Georgia (iStock) On July 16, the Georgian country announced a new program allowing foreigners to work remotely from the country. “Georgia has the image of an epidemiologically safe country in the world and we want to take this opportunity,” the country’s Minister of Economy Natia Turnava said in a statement. “We are talking about opening the border in such a way as to protect the health of our citizens, but, on the other hand, to bring to Georgia citizens of all countries who can work remotely. Applicants must provide proof of employment and self-quarantine consent for 14 days to be considered for the program. Applications should be available soon. US travelers are not permitted to enter Georgia at this time unless they are granted a long term visa of at least six months, business travel with a special permit, or spouse of a Georgian citizen . Jamaica (iStock) Travelers from the United States are permitted to visit Jamaica. However, entry requirements vary depending on their country of origin. All Americans must have an approved travel authorization prior to their trip, otherwise they will not be allowed to travel to Jamaica. At present, visitors from Florida, Arizona, Texas and New York are classified as high risk states by Jamaica government and are required to provide proof of negative covid-19 PCR testing from a laboratory accredited to receive a travel authorization. People who identify themselves as business travelers in their ion travel authorization application will be tested for the novel coronavirus upon arrival in Jamaica. “We’ve worked with IATA to make sure it’s part of the airline check-in protocols that if you’re coming to Jamaica you have to produce that clearance,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s director of tourism. White says that while most travelers are given a 30-day visa on arrival, they can apply for a longer stay visa to take more advantage of what Jamaica has to offer digital nomads. “There is so much history and folklore around Jamaica. Anyone who is a nomadic traveler … will be able to write a storybook about an extended stay in Jamaica,” White said. Read more : Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain, will require guests to wear masks in public areas Not the camping type? Here’s what you need to know about a glamping trip. This store sells lost luggage Travelers Here are the best and weirdest finds.