In a historic new move, the government of Barbados is allowing people from other countries to get access to a 12-month visa stamp to come to Barbados and work remotely. This visa stamp is called the 12-Month Barbados Welcome Stamp.
Speaking about the program, the prime minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, said, the 12-Month Barbados Welcome Stamp allows “persons to come and work from here overseas, digitally so, so that persons don’t need to remain in the countries in which they are.”
This move by the Barbados government is a response to the fact that many businesses suffered in Barbados during the earlier parts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The prime minister is optimistic that the 12-month visa stamp will bring in a rush of digital workers who can bolster Barbados’ economy in the post-pandemic landscape.
Considering the fact that many people around the world have been cooped up at home, doing social distancing measures, the opportunity to travel to and work in Barbados for a full year will be very appealing to many.
The pandemic has forced many people who do not usually work from home to start working remotely. In fact, tens of millions of people around the world have had to figure out how to work remotely. Barbados wants to capitalize on the fact that there are more digital workers in the world now in order to help its tourism, restaurants, retail, and other industry to thrive in the coming years.
Many businesses on the island are grateful to the government for making it easier for remote workers to travel to the island and to work there.
Workers who take advantage of this new VISA program will be able to experience all of the countless benefits of Barbados including the wonderful beaches, gorgeous real estate, amazing restaurants, and peaceful way of life. For many of these workers, working from the beautiful island of Barbados will be much more pleasant than working from their home countries.
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Landlords, don’t miss out on the opportunity for your property to be showcased to the international market! Loads of visitors are sending in enquiries now to rent homes for a year.
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