WORK. LIFE. BLISS: Anguilla Targets Working From Home (WFH) Community for Extended Stays

According to the Real-Time Population Survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, almost a quarter of employed workers (24% ) were working from home every day in August, while an additional 18% did so some days.

WORK. LIFE. BLISS: Anguilla Targets Working From Home (WFH) Community for Extended Stays

The Valley Anguilla, October 14, 2020- If you are currently WFH (Working from Home), the Government of Anguilla is inviting you to consider changing your status to WFHiA (Working From Home in Anguilla).  Anguilla is making an irresistible offer to trade in your humdrum home office for a Caribbean island nirvana – applicants who meet the requirements can work and live in Anguilla for up to 12 months. Anguilla is a sun worshippers paradise with average temperatures around 80° F and trade winds providing a constant, refreshing breeze, a heartwarming proposition as we approach the upcoming winter season.

According to the Real-Time Population Survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, almost a quarter of employed workers (24% ) were working from home every day in August, while an additional 18% did so some days. 

“Anguilla offers everything you seek for that life-affirming balance between work and play,” stated the Hon. Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism, Mrs. Quincia Gumbs Marie. “Some 40% of our travel applicants are expressing interest in longer stays, attracted by our safe and stress-free environment, the connectivity working professionals require, an amazing culinary scene, spectacular beaches, great land and watersports, and a thriving music scene.  Our guests are welcomed like family, it’s easy to make friendships that last a lifetime here,” she continued. 

From luxurious five-star resorts and private villas to charming beach-front hideaways, Anguilla offers many comfortable choices for an extended stay. Thirty-three pristine, white sand beaches framed by turquoise seas, a championship golf course, excellent tennis facilities, a wide range of beach bars, casual and fine dining eateries, unique attractions and off-shore cays to explore are just some of the many perks you’ll find. Whether you choose to travel solo or with your family, here you’ll find a dream home away from home that you will all love.

Many of the high-end resort brands – Belmond, Four Seasons, Relais & Chateaux, Auberge Collection, Hilton Luxury Collection – will provide access to conference rooms, business centers and state of the art technology. The local telecommunications companies provide a range of optional packages and services that include reliable super high-speed internet, affordable international calling, online payments, and more, and there is strong cellular coverage across the island.

Anguilla also enjoys a remarkable track record in managing and containing the COVID-19 pandemic.  With only 3 confirmed cases on island and no fatalities, Anguilla was designated COVID-19 free by the World Health Organization (WHO) in June 2020, and is currently assessed as “No Travel Health Notice: Very Low Risk for COVID-19” by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html).

To date, there are no active or suspected cases on the island, and to ensure that this remains the case, Anguilla’s entry requirements include a negative test result obtained three to five days prior to arrival, along with travel health insurance that covers COVID-related treatment.  All visitors will be given a PCR test on arrival, and a second test will be administered on day 10 of the visit, for those originating from low-risk countries, and on day 14 for guests arriving from higher-risk countries. Once a negative result is returned after the second test, guests are then free to explore the island. 

To get started, visit the Anguilla Tourist Board – a dedicated concierge will guide you through the application process. Here you will also find information on schooling, shopping, banking, transportation, religious establishments, shipping of personal possessions, and other essential data.  Certain fees do apply, to cover the costs of the two (2) tests per person, surveillance, the additional public health presence, the extended immigration time/entry and a digital work permit.

The fees are outlined below:

Individual: US$2000 per individual

Family: US$3000 per family (defined as a party of 4: applicant, spouse and dependents a child or step-child under age 26 or any other relative who by reason of ag or infirmity of body is wholly dependent on the applicant for sustenance). US$250 for each additional dependent.

For more information on living and working in Anguilla please visit the official website of the Anguilla Tourist Board: www.IvisitAnguilla.com; follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/AnguillaOfficial; Instagram: @Anguilla_Tourism; Twitter: @Anguilla_Trsm, Hashtag: #MyAnguilla.

For the most recent guidelines, updates and information on Anguilla’s response to effectively containing the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.beatcovid19.ai .