Grenada launches digital nomad program

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Grenada will launch a digital nomad program in October.

The island will join Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Dominica, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados to attract long-term visitors by allowing them to work remotely from the destination.

Barbados was the first to launch this concept in the region with its Welcome Stamp.

Speaking to travel media last week at a press conference hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Cherisse Hamid, the new sales and marketing director of the Grenada Tourism Authority, said the program s ‘would extend over a period of 12 months.

She said the program is designed to be extended after the first 12 months.

The digital nomad program will include a concierge service to help families settle on the island.

She said that in order to encourage participants to fully immerse themselves in the communities of Granada, a volunteer project will be launched in October.

“We want them to come to our island with us and share their knowledge and time with us and be fully immersed in our communities,” she said, saying the projects could include tree planting, lionfish hunting, reef cleaning and for medical professionals. , volunteering in health centers.

All entering must be fully vaccinated and present a negative PCR test performed three days prior to arrival. A Pure Safe Travel certificate is required for all travelers.

Speaking on their remote working initiative called Live It, Saint Lucia Tourism Minister Carlos James said he was considering changing the legislation to make it a long-term post-COVID feature.

Announcements on these changes are expected this week.

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