An island of Lesser Antilles, surrounded by one of the most beautiful seas in the world, full of greenery, where there is sun all year round and where Covid has practically not arrived since there have been just 13 cases and there have not been positive results for months: here Montserrat, the paradise, which now offers itself for welcome smartwarkers from all over the world with a special visa that lasts for one year.
Is called Remote Workers Stamp: it is a program open to anyone willing to move for a period of 12 months (with the possibility of returning to their residence at any time during their stay), but andexclusively to work.
HOW TO APPLY
The island, in fact, does not yet allow entry for tourist reasons (all the updates regarding the admissions allowed are here) and for this reason it requires very specific requirements to join the program. The first is demonstrate that they can work remotely with lots of contracts of the companies from which you are hired (or with which you collaborate, in the case of entrepreneurs and freelancers), the second is to earn at least $ 70,000 a year (about 58 thousand euros), and then have health insurance valid also in Montserrat that covers possible expenses in case of contagion from Covid-19. The documents must be sent by complicating a format on montserratremoteworker.com, and in 7 days the response from the competent offices arrives: if positive, you pay the visa (500 dollars for the single, 750 for a family of up to 4 people), and let’s go.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Montserrat, Samuel Joseph, he said: “We know that there are people in various parts of the world who can now work from home and that is why they are actively looking for a place other than their home to do so. The remote worker program not only invites them, but encourages them to come to Montserrat to work and, at the same time, be more of a visitor, but a part of the community in one of the most unique destinations in the world».
WHAT IS DONE ON THE ISLAND
The aim of the project is to attract new inhabitants, even if temporarily, to make survive the island, already little known to mainstream tourism, mainly known for the Soufrière Hills, the volcano that in 1995 covered with lava the whole southern part, in the Plymouth area, considered the “Pompeii of the Caribbean”. But then there is much more: dream beaches, expanses of tropical forest, villages with colorful houses that are now ready to welcome those who are ready to take the plunge. Among these, one that was the recording studio of George Martin, producer of the Beatles, where they recorded, among others, the Police, Elton John, Duran Duran and even Pooh.
Montserrat is the latest tropical paradise that offers asylum to smart workers: in places like Antigua, Barbaros, the Maldives, special visas have been launched and luxury resorts offer formulas for nabob workations. In the gallery above some photos of Montserrat