You are Invited to Work Remotely in Paradise for up to 12 months

Are you one of those employees or business owners who won’t be seeing your physical office anytime soon thanks to COVID?.  Are you tired of working from your couch?  Have online meetings day in and day out from your dining table driven you to the edge?  Let me share some good news.

Rest, Relax & Work

If you are in a position to lock up your house or give early notice on your lease and relocate to pristine white beaches and crystal clear waters hassle free for a year why don’t you?  Barbados is making it easy for you by offering you the opportunity to secure the Barbados 12 month Welcome Stamp. Barbados has reopened to international travelers and this visa programme will allow you to come here, work for a few months, go back and come again.

While the world comes to grips with quarantines, restrictions and a new normal, why not immerse yourself in an environment that’s sure to help you keep your sanity?  The visa allows international visitors from the US, Latin America and Europe to remain in Barbados for up to 12 months to work digitally. The island has had a relatively low infection rate compared to other countries and is doing well at managing further spread, with under 100 cases of infection to date .

Barbados is Committed to Protect You

To ensure the safety of visitors and its citizens there are some protocols required for entry into the country.  According to the Hon. Kerrie Symmonds, Minister of Tourism & International Transport, here is what is entailed below:-

Within 72 hours prior to departure for Barbados, all travellers from high risk countries are strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 PCR test from an accredited laboratory (ISO, CAP, UKAS or equivalent). High risk countries are defined as those with more than 10,000 new cases in the prior seven days and community transmission.

Travellers from low risk countries will have up to one week prior to departure for Barbados to take their tests. Low risk countries are defined as those with less than 100 new cases in the prior seven days and not in the Community Transmission Category.

There will also be a new online Embarkation/ Disembarkation card (ED card), with personal health questions relating to COVID-19 symptoms, which travellers will be required to complete. Once all required steps are completed and supporting documents uploaded, travellers will receive a bar code via email.

On arrival in Barbados, travellers will be required to present evidence of a negative result of a PCR COVID-19 test, and bar code to clear immigration.

Travellers without a documented negative PCR test result from an accredited or recognized laboratory will be required to take a test upon arrival, and will be quarantined at their expense, pending the results. The anticipated wait period for the test results is 48 hours. If travellers fail the test, they will be placed in isolation where they will receive care from the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

At the airport, other general public health protocols remain in place including wearing face masks en route to Barbados, physical distancing at three feet, and temperatures checks.

Opportunity of a Lifetime

Want to come and hang out and work remotely on my island?  Can you see it now, you and your laptop sitting under a palm tree watching the ebb and flow of the tide?  Come! There are a number of AirBNB accommodation options for you if you are thinking of shorter stays.
If you are seriously considering a 6-month rental or longer, contact me and I’ll source some executive furnished rentals for you that might tickle your fancy.  Just advise me of your budget, preferred property characteristics, expected start date and I’ve got you covered.
If you had the chance to live on an island with modern infrastructure, digital technology to meet your needs and an endless supply of blue ocean to soothe the stress that 2020 has brought your way, would you do it?
I certainly would.  After all, that’s why “I stay where you vacay.”

To apply for the 12-Month Welcome Stamp Visa please visit

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Cherita O’dell is the Broker of this agency who brings a wealth of experience to the table, having been the Sales & Marketing Manager and Operations Manager of several 4-star hotels and in addition, the Marketing Manager of 2 luxury condo developments. She knows how to promote property for sale & rent and get them noticed. She is one of the best real estate agents in Barbados and won the The Agent of the Year award in 2019.

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