Antigua and Barbuda is making life a little easier on remote workers by opening its doors to digital nomads. This week, the Caribbean island nation 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 new Nomad Digital Residence Program.
The program offers special resident status to remote workers who can prove they have the means to support themselves — and any family members who may be joining them — for the duration of their stay. Successful applicants will be able to take advantage of all the country’s natural beauty, including its 365 beaches.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne wrote in a statement, “As a multicultural society, our people have been welcoming visitors to our country for almost a hundred years. We know how to look after guests and make them feel at home. That’s why we are rated as one of the top tourism destinations in the world.”
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 in.