2020 has been one long winter. Who hasn’t been dreaming of a paradise island whilst working from home? Bermuda Tourism Authority is making this dream a reality with extended stay options for working professionals. Never has there been a better time to work hard and play hard.
Bermuda is a ninety-minute direct flight from New York, seven hours direct from the UK; a 21-square-mile paradise composed of 181 islands and a unique mix of British charm and island soul. Bermuda during the winter months delivers warm weather, cultural exploration, exciting sporting events and importantly excellent concierge services and office facilities to support business needs.
In conjunction with Bermuda Tourism Authority, Bermuda’s finest hotels offer extended stay guests’ special rates to stay at cosy cottages on a private 30-acre peninsula, a 400-room urban resort that overlooks the breath-taking Hamilton Harbour, or at a secluded private island.
The new incentive allows travellers to move to the island for a year working remotely whilst also enjoying the flexibility to travel back and forth seamlessly. Work From Bermuda certified travellers will be considered residents for their year in Bermuda but will not be subject to income tax. Families are welcome.
Bermuda’s comprehensive COVID-19 strategy resulted in the island becoming one of the most successful countries in the world at controlling the virus. Bermuda’s ranking by the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) was improved this week (October 26th) to the highest safety level – “no travel health notice: Covid-19 risk is very low”.
A robust testing regime is enabling visitors to explore the island safely and comfortably. Visitors to Bermuda must take a PCR COVID-19 test and obtain a negative result; they are also required to complete the Bermuda travel authorisation process online 48 hours before arrival. During their time on the island, visitors must take their own temperature daily and report via the online application/portal. They are also required to take follow-up COVID-19 tests, administered on day 4, day 8 and day 14 of their stay at easily accessible satellite centres. Visitors must wear face masks and practice physical distancing at the airport, in-flight, and upon arrival to the greatest extent possible.