Antigua And Barbuda Launching A Two-Year Digital Nomad Visa
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Antigua And Barbuda Launching A Two-Year Digital Nomad Visa

Caribbean , news
Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Oct 6, 2020

Antigua and Barbuda is the latest country offering digital nomads a visa to work remotely.

The Caribbean island announced that it would allow remote workers earning at least $50,000 a year to live and work there for up to two years through its Nomad Digital Residence Program.

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In his pitch to remote workers, Prime Minister Gaston Browne touted the countries low COVID-19 infection rates and island-lifestyle.

“We have successfully managed the COVID-19 pandemic with an exceptionally low number of fatalities, a low rate of infected persons, and a high rate of recoveries,” he said. “More importantly, we have learned how to detect infected persons quickly, how to treat them rapidly, and how to contain community spread.”

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Browne added that accommodations on the island have a common feature:  they are comfortable and welcoming, and nothing is far away.

“Supermarkets, restaurants, 365 beaches (no exaggeration), historic sites, fine dining restaurants, magnificent landscapes, gyms, water sports, fishing, deep-sea diving – all will be nearby wherever on Antigua you choose as your residence,” he said.

The visa costs $1,500 for a single applicant, $2,000 for a couple, and $3,000 for a family. Applying is easy with a simple form to fill out.