The pandemic has been a boon for freelance people who like to work from home, or any place - as long as it's not a boring 9to5 office. Because of the many lockdowns and quarantines, most people have been forced to work from their homes. It is truly the age of the digital nomad. And the travel and tourism sector has been quick to catch up on this trend with various hotels and resorts transforming into workspaces and offering discounted stays and offers. Even entire countries are pitching themselves as attractive work from home spaces! Their travel and tourism departments are offering long-term digital nomad visas and making it easier for remote workers to become temporary residents.
The newest to join the trend is Dominica.
According to reports in media platforms, the Caribbean country is offering a visa called Work in Nature (or WIN) that lets you stay in the country for upto 18 months.
The visa is applicable not just for individuals, but families as well. In fact, the country is laying out a family bundle programme to encourage children to attend school on the island.
We would sign up for sure. The island country is dotted with sandy beaches along a stunning coastline, lush rainforests with waterfalls, lots of excellent hiking and trekking trails and great food.
And high-speed internet won't be an issue. They've also got modern healthcare facilities should you fall ill.
Here's the process to apply:
Applicants must make a non-refundable application fee of $100. The visa is $800 for singles and $1,200 for families. You have to be at least 18 years of age and of good character with no criminal record.
And, this is the biggest caveat, you must expect to earn an income of $50,000 or more over the next 12 months or have a means of supporting themselves, their spouse/partner and any dependants.