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Antigua and Barbuda joining growing list of destinations luring digital nomads

5 Oct 2020

Antigua and Barbuda are entering the increasing list of destinations that are seeking to bring global nomads to live. 

The Caribbean dual-island nation said this week that, via a new Nomad Digital Residence scheme, it will enable foreign employees earning at least $50,000 a year to live and work there for up to two years. 

Amongst the countries that have already launched identical programs are Barbados and Aruba. 

The Antigua and Barbuda program offers digital nomads with special resident status that can illustrate the resources to sustain themselves and any family members accompanying them, and whose employers are situated beyond the destination. The sum is $1,500 for a single applicant. The expense of the permit is $2,000 for a pair and $3,000 for a family of three or more. 

Those who will obtain a digital nomadic residence in Antigua and Barbuda can have access to the 365 beaches of the former British colony, world-class diving and deep-sea fishing, abundant choices for rental vehicles, and superb Wi-Fi and smartphone coverage. You may operate from Antigua in every part of the world as though you were in your office or your house, "said Prime Minister Gaston Browne in a statement." 

In 1981, Antigua and Barbuda achieved independence. English is the official language and the symptoms of the coronavirus have been mostly prevented.

On September 26, just three cases of coronavirus were confirmed, adding up to a total of around 100 since the pandemic started. 

We also learned how to easily diagnose infectious individuals, how to manage them rapidly, and how to prevent the spread of the community, "Browne said." 

Under the digital nomad scheme, those coming to Antigua and Barbuda would continue to keep health insurance and pay health care industry prices during their stay.

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