Article by Luke Thomas from Abode 2 – The No.1 Google Ranking Luxury Property Magazine
Bermuda is one of the prime island locations for investors, and its constantly booming tourism industry means that it is the perfect place to invest in luxury holiday real estate. A new initiative adopted from other Caribbean islands means that travellers will find it even easier to tour the isles. Luke Thomas of Abode2 finds out more.
In what is happily becoming something of a regional trend, another island has launched a digital immigration process for travellers — before they even get on their flights.
Bermuda has launched its new Visitor Arrival Card, which allows visitors to complete an immigration arrival card online before flying.
The card launched with a test phase at the end of 2018.
“Making it easier to get out here and get around the island is a major part of the new National Tourism Plan,” said Bermuda Tourism Authority Chief Executive Kevin Dallas. “Our objective in the infrastructure section of the plan is to work closely with partners to encourage the use of technology in a way that improves the visitor experience. Bermuda’s Minister of National Security Wayne Caines and the team at the Department of Immigration have embraced the idea of frictionless and have our sincere thanks for a successful phase one launch.”
It’s the latest in a trend of digital immigration programs in the Caribbean, with similar programs having already launched in destinations including Aruba and Curacao.
Visitors can fill out the form at Bermuda Arrival Card — with the caveat that the form needs to be printed out and taken to the destination.
In the next phase, the process will be paperless, officials said, with the form able to be displayed on a smartphone.
Small, yet well though-out process like the Visitor Arrival Card can greatly simplify travel for holidaymakers, making owning and operating a vacation spot in Bermuda even more lucrative for prospective investors.
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