Travel has been off the cards for most of us over the course of the past couple of years. Governments around the world have restricted access across their borders as a direct result of the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic. On top of this, strict vaccination, testing and other factors have meant that people have found it difficult to actually head overseas. As cases of deaths and hospitalizations are reducing, however, restrictions seem to be loosening and more and more people are planning getaways. Now, this is great if you just want a trip that lasts a week or two. But if you desire longer term travel, you may be wondering how you can head away permanently or regularly at the same time as financially supporting yourself during this time. This is where working overseas can come in as your best option! Here are just a few ways you can travel while you work!
One major change that the pandemic has seen take place is the massive increase in remote jobs. As employers were encouraged to let their staff work from home, many realized that remote staff are just as productive and are actually lower cost, as businesses were no longer having to front office costs such as commercial premises rent, overheads and more. This means that many businesses have decided to maintain remote workforces indefinitely and are allowing staff permanently remote contracts. This is great for those who want to travel. As long as you can still log in in your time zone, you should be fine with this working arrangement!
There are many jobs that allow you to travel as part of your role. A lot of these roles tend to be in travel and tourism, but you could also consider other roles, such as travel nurse jobs. Start browsing jobs boards and search for options that inherently incorporate travel into the role.
You can also find work overseas by simply browsing the local jobs boards when you arrive. If you’re not staying for long, chances are, you’ll need to consider jobs that don’t have long notice periods, such as bar work, cafe work, waiting staff and more. If you are planning on staying in the location for an extended period of time, chances are, you can apply for anything, as you won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
Of course, when applying for any roles overseas, it’s important that you have the permissions required to do so. Many countries require working visas to provide people with work. Take time to look into the rules in place in the country you’re visiting, as well as rules surrounding taxation. This will ensure that you are always working legally and that you’re not breaking any rules that could get you into trouble.
Hopefully, some of the suggestions above should help to get the ball rolling when it comes to securing work that will also allow you to travel. Each option can make all the difference, so give it some thought and determine which will work best for you!