Work from Barbados? Caribbean island offers remote workers deal

Work from Barbados? Island offers remote workers deal

Many across the country are working remotely for the foreseeable future thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

But do you have to work from your house when you’re working from home?

Barbados officials say no and they have a deal for those who want to work very remotely - come to the islands.

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The Barbados government is accepting applications for a new year-long program called the Barbados Welcome Stamp visa, CBC reported.

It will allow visitors to stay in the country for a year to work remotely.

That means no more fake beach Zoom backgrounds. You could work from the real thing.

If that sounds like something you would want to try, you have to submit documents like a copy of your birth certificate and passport along with the cost of the visa - $2000 for one person or $3,000 for what’s called the “family bundle,” according to Unilad.

You also have to make at least $50,000 a year, CBC reported. You also must have health insurance, the BBC reported.

To go along with the views of paradise and the warm sea breeze, people working remotely on Barbados don’t have to pay the country’s income tax.

Officials said if you come from an area that is at high-risk of coronavirus, then they suggest getting a test for the virus 72 hours before leaving for the island. Click here to read the travel restrictions and suggestions from Barbados Tourism.

Click here to fill out an application.