For more than a year now, many of us have been working from home, and even though many offices are set to reopen soon, it looks like remote working – in some form or another – is here to stay. But why stick to loading up a laptop at home? In our increasingly connected digital world, it’s easy to stay in touch, opening up options to perform tasks from almost anywhere.
Responding to an increasing demand for ‘workations’, hotels are offering longer stay packages and governments are even tempting tourists with extended visas.
Seeking a new working environment? Why not hot-desk in an exotic climate….
Fancy topping up your tan while tapping away and dipping toes into the Indian Ocean? Open to tourists, retirees or professionals who would like to work remotely, a new Premium Visa (business.edbmauritius.org) allows foreigners to reside in Mauritius for a year with an option to renew for those who comfortably settle into beach life. To help visitors with their move, the scheme offers an ‘arrival concierge’ to assist with issues such as banking or finding a car.
Keen applicants must provide proof of accommodation along with adequate health and travel insurance. And as long as applicants promise not to enter the local labour market, they are free to conduct their business from afar.
The only downside is a mandatory 14-day in-room hotel quarantine, with PCR tests on day 7 and 14. Also, anyone spending more than 183 days in the country is liable to pay tax. But on the plus side, the visa is available free of charge and includes a free Covid vaccination.
Alternatively, if you just fancy a long holiday, a regular tourist visa is available for anyone who wants to stay up to 180 days in a calendar year.
Contact us today for more information on how you can claim your piece of paradise.