The concept of working remotely is not new. But it really took the world by storm at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. There was no other option.
And it seems that this new normal is going nowhere. In fact, many “digital nomads” can do their work from anywhere and take advantage of it. These workers do not have a set business location and earn their living by working remotely from anywhere in the world.
In response to the growing trend, more and more countries are making remote work easier than ever. That includes a number of tropical locations that can make your job feel like a vacation all year long.
Here’s a look at six tropical travel destinations with programs that make it easy to travel and work abroad.
the Anguilla program, “Lose the crowd. Find yourself. Work. Life. Happiness.” allows digital nomads to work in the country from three to 12 months. Students and families can also take advantage of the experience. The country aims to make it easier for parents to homeschool their children.
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As part of Antigua and Barbuda’s “Nomad Digital Residence” program, participants can live on the tropical islands for up to two years. And good Internet service is guaranteed.
There are many application requirements, nevertheless. These include submitting a certification specifying that you expect to earn no less than $50,000 each year in Antigua and Barbuda, and that you can support yourself for the duration of your stay.
One of the latest places to join the trend is Bali, which is developing a “digital nomad” visa to attract new workers who will spend more money and hopefully boost the local economy. according to fortune. The new visa will be valid for five years and income earned abroad will not be taxed, Sandiaga Uno, Indonesian Minister of Tourism, told Bloomberg.
Bali’s digital nomad visa will be the longest among the 33 other countries offering this program, Fortune reports. And Bali’s beautiful weather and low cost of living make it a desirable location for remote workers.
Bermuda offers the Work from Bermuda certificate, which allows workers to spend a year working remotely from Bermuda. Moving to a new place can be scary, but Bermuda breaks it all down on its website to help newcomers adjust in the best way possible.
Those who choose Bermuda have a wealth of resources at their disposal, including help from the business development agency. The BDA can help digital nomads conduct business in Bermuda, stay connected, and relocate their families.
Through Barbados’ Welcome stamp program, Digital nomads from the US can stay in the country for up to a year. In advance, visas cost $2,000 for an individual and $3,000 for a family. Nomads must also earn at least $50,000 per year.
Some good news: digital nomads staying in Barbados can take advantage of not having to pay local income taxes. Other rates and amenities include exemption from Barbados income tax and have a local bank account on the island.
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