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Anguilla Wants You To Live And Work On The Island For Up To A Year
Anguilla is working on welcoming tourists once again to it’s beautiful island after closing it’s borders in March. This time, the Caribbean island has plans on welcoming those who want to stay for a while.
According to Quincia Gumbs-Marie, Anguilla’s Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, the tourism board is looking for “longer-stay travelers” and visitors who are coming from other low-risk countries.
For those looking to visit the island and stay for up to 12 months, Anguilla has made it easier for you to do so. If you’re coming before October 31st, you can access and complete an online application now. For those wanting to travel to Anguilla after November 1st, the application will be available at the end of September.
Fortunately, Anguilla only reported having 3 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Anguilla is a “very low” risk country.
Applicants will be given information about how to homeschool their kids, grocery stores in the area, and a list of internet providers.
Once travelers’ applications are approved, a fee will have to be paid to Anguilla’s government which will cover two COVID-19 tests per traveler. Each traveler will be required to take a test upon arrival and during their time on the island.
According to the press release, if visitors are staying on the island for less than three months, they will have to pay $1,000 and families of four or more will have to pay $1,500. Those staying on the island between 3 to twelve months will have to pay $2,000 and families of four or more will be charged $3,000.
Anguilla Tourist Board chairman Kenroy Herbert beams about Anguilla while giving a recent statement: “We are a little off the beaten track, our spectacular beaches are uncrowded, and we have an expansive villa sector with properties at a variety of price points and intimate boutique resorts.”
The Caribbean island is only a 30-minute ferry ride from St. Maarten and was named the best island in the Caribbean, the Bahamas, and Barbados by Travel + Leisure for 4 years in a row.