Stephen: Tourist destinations are offering remote work visas
If you’re not going into the office, then why not hold your Zoom meetings in more exotic surroundings, like Bermuda, Barbados or the Dominican Republic? That’s the argument a bevy of tropical locales are putting forth in a bid to lure tourists to their areas by offering special amenities.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Barbados created a live-work visa for foreigners that allows them to stay in the Caribbean country tax-free for one year. The Barbados World Stamp, which was first announced in July, costs $2,000 for individuals and $3,000 for families. Bermuda’s live-work certificate program, which also lasts for 12 months, is less expensive, costing $236 and also includes income tax exemptions.
Resorts in tourist hotspots are also trying to lure work-from-home tourists by offering private tutors, onsite schools, sports teams, faster WiFi, and other perks.