Use This Tool to Find Out Where You Can Work Remotely in Your Team’s Schedule
Now that many people who had the opportunity to work remotely during the pandemic are being called back to the office, it’s becoming increasingly clear that not all employers agree with this arrangement. Initially introduced to prevent employees from contracting COVID-19, the work-from-home policy began to expire after vaccines became widely available.
But some employers have gone the other way, allowing people to work remotely on a full-time basis. (In some cases because they stopped renting office space during the pandemic.)
If you are one of those who have this opportunity, you may be thinking about moving to a new city or even country. Whether it’s because of the weather, closeness to family, or a lower cost of living (or a combination of factors), the possibilities can seem endless. But if you still have to work as many hours as the rest of your team, you’ll want to choose a location where this is possible. Here’s how to identify these places and narrow down your choices based on their time zone.
How to find a new remote work location
Instead of spending hours searching, you can try Kayak’s new interactive Find a Time Zone that Works tool to help narrow down potential places to move. To use it, select your work time zone from the drop-down menu and then browse through the options.
In addition to a global map, your options are also available as a list , (inexplicably) ranked from worst to best, based on their time zone and whether or not you can live there and keep your current work schedule without much hassle. Information about time zone/time difference, border status, and COVID-19 vaccination rate is included in the destination on the list.
A total of 111 countries are included in this tool, selected either because they are among the most popular destinations on the Kayak website and/or because they have announced enhanced visa policies for remote workers.