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Antigua copies others with ‘digital nomads’

Regional 07 Oct, 2020 Follow News

St John’s, Antigua is an attractive place to live

Antigua and Barbuda is the latest Caribbean hotspot to open its doors to “digital nomads”, similar to the policy Barbados, Bermuda and Anguilla.

Antigua has launched a new visa specifically aimed for remote workers, meaning visitors can do their jobs while living on its islands for up to two years. It’s to attract not just solo travellers, but also couples and families.

The 'Nomad Residence' visa allows remote workers to live there and enjoy the same benefits as residents, while still working for a company back home.

Visitors can do their jobs as usual, then spend weekends making the most of those picture-perfect beaches, crystalline waters and brilliant restaurants.

And for those who don't fancy lazing on a beach all day, there's heaps to do including the walking trails and historic sites to explore, not to mention a wide array of water sports and diving opportunities.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced that "you can work in any part of the world from Antigua as if you were in your office or home".

Single applicant visas cost US$1,500, couple's visas $2,000 and family visas for three people or more from $3,000.

The criteria include providing proof of employment or self-employment and earning at least $50,000 a year.

For those bringing their families along, they’ll need to prove that they can support themselves and dependents.

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