'People are really fired up': Digital nomads blamed for Portugal's high prices and housing crisis

Tens of thousands of digital nomads have poured into Portugal. But what impact are they having on the country?

“Local people are really fired up,” says Guya Accornero, a sociology researcher at the University Institute of Lisbon. “They aren’t happy at all.”

Fuelling their anger are the waves upon waves of visitors crashing into Portugal, aggravating deep-seated issues that already existed in the country.

But a new trend may only be making matters worse: remote working.

Around 16,000 digital nomads already live in the Portuguese capital Lisbon alone, according to Nomad List. 

Yet their number could rise even further. In October, a new visa scheme for remote workers came into force in Portugal,

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