Working from home has become the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, and dreamy tropical destinations are taking advantage of workers’ new-found geographical freedom by launching remote work visas. The Caribbean island of Dominica, known for its lush rainforests, waterfalls, and hot springs, is one of those destinations and launched a Work in Nature visa.
The visa allows remote workers to relocate to the island and work there for up to 18 months. The program is part of the island’s attempt to restore its tourism industry and kickstart its economy after a tough year.
According to Denise Charles, the island’s minister of tourism, “This is one of the initiatives which will help boost our tourism industry in our phased tourism recovery approach, while providing a safe environment for persons to work remotely in a tropical environment.”
To apply for the new visa, you must be at least 18 years old and expect to earn an income of at least $50,000 over the next 12 months. Both families and individuals are encouraged to apply, as Dominica also offers a family bundle program that allows visiting children to attend school on the island. The visa itself costs $800 for single applicants and $1,200 for families, and applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $100. For more information, visit Dominica’s Work in Nature website.