Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Barbados' Welcome Stamp invites visitors to work remotely for a year

Grantley Adams International airport

Grantley Adams International airport

The Government of Barbados is will introduce a Barbados Welcome Stamp to allow visitors the option to work remotely from Barbados for a period of up to one year at a time.

Barbados is rolling out the proverbial welcome mat to entice non-nationals to come to the island once commercial flights resume.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made this disclosure during the official reopening of Primo Bar and Bistro in St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, on June 30, according to the Government Information Service.

 

In explaining the Welcome Stamp, PM Mottley stated that while it was in the process of being refined for promotion, it would allow “persons to come and work from here overseas, digitally so, so that persons don’t need to remain in the countries in which they are”.  

“You don’t need to work in Europe, or the US or Latin America if you can come here and work for a couple months at a time, go back and come back. But in order for those things to truly resonate, what does it mean? It means that what we offer has to be world-class and what we continue to offer is world-class,” she stated.

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One of the things the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted was that short-term travel would be more difficult because of the testing. She also reminded that at this point, rapid testing is not reliably available and so Barbados still uses the PCR tests which are more accurate and results are next-day.

She sais to the new restaurant owners: “The Government is committed to working with you on the promotion of new concepts like the 12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp, being able to open our borders to persons travelling and making it as hospitable as ever for all of us, and making it available for Barbadians from every walk of life to believe that for special occasions, or just for so, that they can come out and be a part of this wonderful exercise.”

 

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