Barbados welcomes remote workers on 12-month stamp

A lot of us have been mourning the big travel plans we all made for 2020. Some of you had your Caribbean getaways all booked up and went to sleep at night dreaming of sunshine, sea breeze and island beauty. Then in came Miss Rona...and we are. But all hope may not be lost, there's still an opportunity for some of you to make the best of this horrible situation.

In an attempt to adjust to the new norms that surround travel and the tourism industry during the Covid-19 pandemic, Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has introduced a 12 month Barbados Welcome Stamp that will allow visitors to work remotely on the island for up to a year at a time.

This visa is meant to appeal to young professionals and pre-retirement individuals whose jobs allow them the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds believes that Barbados would be the ideal place for persons to escape to as, aside from the sun, sand and beaches, the island also boasts "good internet connectivity, high mobile penetration, a good health care system and high standards of education and public service".

Interested persons will need to meet the following requirements to qualify:

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Must have a valid passport

  • Must have a minimum annual income US$50,000

  • Must have their own health insurance or be making arrangements to secure health insurance in Barbados

  • Must undergo a background character check

An individual can also apply on the behalf of the following:

  • Spouse or long-term partner of 5 years or more

  • Child or step-child of the principle applicant under the age of 26

  • any other relative, who is by reason of age or any infirmity of body or mind, wholly dependent on that person for his/her subsistence

  • Administrative staff

If this 12 month stamp is the travel opportunity you've been looking for then you can apply here to get the process started. Once your application has been approved we at Ideal Journey will be ready and waiting to help make this a once in a lifetime experience. Hit us up and we'll get you started!

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