19 December 2022 - NW3986
Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Tourism
(1)Whether her department has been informed of the nomad e-visas that are being rolled out by 40 countries globally, including Namibia; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether her department has any plans to advocate for nomad e-visas to attract remote workers via interaction with the Department of Home Affairs; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
1. The Department has become aware through reports in the public domain of the introduction of nomad visa regimes by countries including African countries.
2 The Department of Tourism engages the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) on visa matters prioritising tourism priority markets identified in the country’s marketing investment framework.
DHA has indicated during discussions that they are considering the issuing of remote working visas. In addition, one of the five objectives of Operation Vulindlela refers to ‘A visa regime that attracts skills and grows tourism’.