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Update Dec 2020 – Barbados is now listed as one of the worlds top COVID Safe destinations – See what they have to say at

Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, invites you work in paradise and makes it easy for you to live and work here with the Barbados Welcome Stamp.

Many retired people and others are deciding to enjoy long stays in Barbados, away from the pandemic in large cities and COVID-19 spikes. Now Barbados reaches out to everyone, offering a “one-year welcome pass to work from paradise”. With all the facilities of the modern age, Barbados is an ideal location from which to work or just relax and stay safe.

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Benefits of Remote Working from Barbados

Work remote and enjoy the life in Barbados for a year with your Welcome stamp
Barbados is one of the most wired countries in the world(Source: ITU)

Teleworking in now widely available and in the post-COVID-19 world, it is a preferred alternative to social distancing in the office. The availability of telework opportunities around the world means people can now move to locations that offer an attractive lifestyle with high-capacity network facilities to Zoom, teleconference and communicate in a supporting infrastructure.

Barbados fits the bill with fiber-optic networks and supporting services that are world-class. It has the highest capacity and fastest network in the Caribbean and is one of the world’s most wired countries.

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The island’s fiber-optic networks are the backbone for two major international network providers who run state-of-the-art systems for work, business and entertainment. They are supported by an array of specialized hardware and software houses to help you with any project.

Mia Mottley adds: “Remote workers will be able to stay in condos, villas and hotels and the country will provide work spaces”.


Barbados is one of the world’s top vacation destinations. It provides a vast array of leisure, business, work and accommodation resources for a variety of budgets and tastes. Staying in Barbados, you will find inexpensive apartments, inns and AirBnb accommodation, as well as magnificent hotels and private villas.

huge range of alternative accommodation and business resources for the remote worker.
Places to stay & work: From rustic to quirky, contemporary and everything between


Barbados has excellent healthcare starting with a modern laboratory which received top rating on testing and tracking the Covid-19 virus. There is also the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and a number of polyclinics, public healthcare facilities and private clinics. The welcome visa long stay visitors should have their own healthcare insurance. Local insurance companies are available for visitors.


If you are coming with a family you will be pleased to know that Barbados schooling is ranked as one of the top 10 best schooling system by the World Economic Forum. Teaching is based on the British system and the island has a 99.9% literacy rate. You can apply for a student visa (BDS$300). Government schools (Public) are subsidized for Barbadians visitors will . will pay a a bit more but it is very reasonable. Education fees vary by school, you may contact schools directly at he number in the link below.

See more about schooling and education in Barbados >>>

Living in Barbados

With most major international management companies, accounting firms, and banks operating in Barbados, it is a desirable setting and lifestyle in which to work, play and stay. The island has had the slogan , “Barbados Works” for many years. It means that things get done and there are all sort of special service of international standard available.

Their are many local markets and a thriving down town shopping area. The supermarkets are well stocked with brands you will recognize.

Hasting market on a busy day – Its a lot quieter today but you can still get great Sour Dough bread, baked goods, local foods, fine coffee and lots of tropical fruit and vegetables.
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Barbados has several high fashion and specialty boutiques, including very ritzy Limegrove Lifestyle Center. it has shopping malls, craft shops, department stores with duty free shopping at many establishments.

All imports are cost more than you may be used to so buy local might when you can. Check out your local fish markets for fresh catch of the day.

Utility bills are reasonable and electricity and water supply is generally reliable and high quality. The high-speed Internet is good but it may cost more that you are used to in major cities. Check with Flow or Digicel for the latest rates and deals on broadband and entertainment bundles/

More like this see Relocating to Barbados

Who Can Apply for the Barbados Welcome Stamp

The requirements are simple. Applicants must have an annual income of at least USD $50k, plus health insurance. The cost to process the stamp is USD $2000 for a single person and $3000 for a family. Background checks will also be required. Applications will be processed within a week. Application forms are available now.

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Barbados Lifestyle

all tourism operator including bars and restaurants follow protocols designed for your safety
Restaurants and bars are open again with respectful social distancing measures. The huddle at Cuz’s Fish Cutter Shack by Pebbles Beach is a single line at 3-feet protocol. Hunte’s Gardens is a great place to get lost in among the secret paths and hideaways.

Pepper your days of remote work and communication with idle time splashing in the ocean or sailing into the sunset. Get inspired with walks along the endless sandy beaches.

The Barbados lifestyle will inspire your creativity and fill you with renewed energy to work, rest and play.

Enjoy the worlds best beaches and come and go as you please with the new one year visa for remote workers
Your “Welcome Stamp” Visa lets you come and go to Barbados as you please.
You can work remotely from almost anywhere on our wired island.
Or just relax in a tropical garden or on you favorite beach anytime.

Visitors Stay for the Lifestyle

It is a lifestyle that is infectious- here is a lovely story on one couple who were locked down in the curfew and discover the true nature of the people and the island. They decided to stay for the year with the Welcome Stamp.

CNTraveler has Barbados as one of the top places to visit Now. Even if you don’t plan to stay for a year, as they say; “If you’re not ready to commit to a year-long visit, it’s still worth flying down here this month”. 

Apply For Your Barbados Welcome Stamp Now

apply online now  for your 1 Year Welcome Stamp Visa
Now available! Apply at
Visit Barbados Government information Service for more details on the application process and to apply online.
our islands' endless beaches will inspire you
stroll along an endless beach inspired by nature,
the waves and ocean breeze calming your soul.

Video of Benefits & Details of the Welcome Stamp

A quick visual of major features of the Barbados Welcome Stamp & Year Visa

Passenger-Friendly COVID Travel Protocols

The protocols for entry to Barbados are really very simple. We have summarized it to just 2 steps: What you do to enter the island – and 2. protocols for all at the airport. If you are planning a trip check this page below. Click the image or the link

Welcome Stamp Visa for Covid Travellers seeking to remote work in a safe and progressive island
COVID travel protocols from the travellers’ perspective

The Protocols, flights, entry and stay in Barbados have been streamlined for your convenience. See

What happens If You Get Covid in Barbados

Al arrival are tested for Covid-19 before they leave or at the Barbados airport on arrival. Anyone that test positive will be taken care of in an isolation facility. Passengers are monitored and tested weekly and asked to self quarantine in their resort for 2 weeks.

Tracking and testing is helping to control outbreaks and safeguard all visitors and the local population. We are keeping a running account of visitors covid19 cases by day and by country of origin.

See detail at

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Gripping, charming, utterly unputdownable paean to Barbados, this book brims with wit, elegance, and subtle humour that instantly catapult us into the rhythm of Barbados.  Each character jumps off the page,  their images as vivid as the pictures painted by Woolly Hewitt or Darla  Trotman.

(c) Ian R Clayton, Author Rogues in Paradise

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