What: In July 2020, Barbados began issuing 12 month visas for people to “work-from-home” from the island. The idea behind the visa is to attract people to stay longer and relocate rather than relying on tourism during heightened travel restrictions.
So What: Barbados is not the only region issuing temporary visas. Georgia and Estonia are two other country that are issuing temporary “Remote Work Visas/Digital Nomad Visas” that allow people to stay for a longer period of time while working for a foreign company or doing freelance work.
This article is part of Emerging Futures of Remote Work – An Institute for the Future Signals Report for The Remote Lab