Bermuda has just announced new legislation—a One Year Work from Bermuda Certificate program—where non-Bermudians can research, study, or work from the island for a 12-month period. Starting on August 1, for a simple one-time fee of $263, travelers can apply to call Bermuda home via the government’s website, where the application portal will go live.

As many of us have been freed from the confines of the traditional office format, an exciting new opportunity has emerged to transform into digital nomads and relocate our home offices to exciting new destinations. At a time when international travel is limited for many Americans, there’s no better option than idyllic Bermuda.

US professionals will be drawn to the island thanks to its easy accessibility from the East Coast, with major cities like New York and Atlanta under three hours away on a nonstop flight. Bermuda has also successfully managed the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to strict early-to-enact protocols (Learn more about Bermuda’s COVID-19 policies). 

A bevy of ultra-luxe, ultra-private accommodations are also available for those who prefer to remain socially distanced without sacrificing the escapism and high-end amenities that come with traveling. These include full private-island rentals such as Hawkins Island or Oswego Island, spectacular new villas and an expansive private Residence from one of Bermuda’s finest (and newest) boutique luxury hotels, The Loren at Pink Beach, and superyacht services for those arriving via sea. 

The island’s 21 square miles feature an abundance of isolated natural beach and park spaces that also make social distancing a breeze once you’ve logged off for the day and are ready to venture out to explore.  

If you’re ready to turn that tropical Zoom background into your reality, head to Bermuda where you can end every workday with a Rum Swizzle in hand watching the sun set over their beautiful pink sand beaches.