Barbados: Thinking of remote working on a Desert Island?

Speak to experts Berwick Devoil to fulfil the Healthcare Insurance required for your visa

The Barbados Welcome Stamp could mean that working from home for you becomes working from desert islands beach. The new initiative give international visitors the opportunity to work remotely for up to a year in Barbados. Blue skies and sandy beaches does sound like a dream working location, especially during a pandemic compared with sky scrapers and rush hour.

The Barbados remote work visa is open to applicants from around the world – the scheme is proving especially popular in the US, UK and Canada. For a payment of either £1,590 (US$2,000) per person, or £2,385 (US$3,000) per family. To qualify, you must earn at least £39,760 (US$50,000) per year, pass national security checks and have a private health insurance policy in place.

Barbados do have a significant healthcare system in place. The Islands main health facility is the The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, known locally as QE.  There are also a number of polyclinics, public healthcare facilities and several private clinics.

The island is asking people to come with their own healthcare plan in order to access services. Medical treatment can be expensive in Barbados, and the UK Government advises that British nationals have “adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment and repatriation”.

AT BDHL we are an insurance broker specialising in worldwide Health Insurance, group risk, group travel, EAP’s and many other services. We ensure that carefully selected policies and insurance schemes will give you the precise protection to suit your circumstances and lifestyle leaving you with complete peace of mind. Our USP is that we go above and beyond to exceed our clients expectations, when you need us, we are there for you.

BDHL work with leading insurance providers from around the World. This allows us to provide both our private and corporate clients a comprehensive range of products and services and ensures that our expats are fully covered locally and understand the host counties requirements.

Our health and protection insurance products can aid decision makers and HR teams to develop and utilise their employee benefits strategy. From absence management, stress management, recruitment, retention of employees, reward strategies and wellness initiatives.

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