Antigua and Barbuda's new residency program will allow people to work from the Caribbean country for 2 years

2020/10/05 15:50

Today's Vocabulary

1. lure (v)
to persuade someone to do something or go somewhere by offering them something exciting

2. nomads (n)
a member of a group of people who move from one place to another rather than living in one place all of the time 

3. ample (adj) 
more than enough

4. access (n) 
the method or possibility of getting near to a place or person

5. initiatives (n)
a new plan or process to achieve something or solve a problem

6. colony (n)
a country or area controlled politically by more powerful  country that is often far away

7. coverage (n) 
the area in which a particular service is available, or particular goods are sold

8. spared (v)
to prevent someone from having to experience something unpleasant

Antigua and Barbuda's new residency program will allow people to work from the Caribbean country for 2 years

Antigua and Barbuda is joining the growing list of destinations looking to lure digital nomads to work from paradise.

The Caribbean dual-island nation said this week that it would allow remote workers earning at least $50,000 a year to live and work there for up to two years through a new Nomad Digital Residence program.

Barbados and Aruba are among the countries that have already announced similar initiatives.

Antigua and Barbuda’s program provides special resident status to digital nomads who can show the means to support themselves and any accompanying family members as well as whose employers are based outside of the destination. The cost for a single applicant is $1,500. The application cost for a couple is $2,000 and for a family of three or more is $3,000.

Those who are able to gain digital nomad residency in Antigua and Barbuda will get access to the former British colony’s 365 beaches, world-class diving and deep-sea fishing, ample rental car options, and excellent Wi-Fi and cellular coverage. “You can work in any part of the world from Antigua as if you were in your office or home,” Prime Minister Gaston Browne said in a statement.

Antigua and Barbuda gained its independence in 1981. English is its official language, and it has been largely spared from the effects of the coronavirus. On September 26, it reported just three coronavirus cases, adding up to a total of about 100 cases since the pandemic began.

Anyone coming to Antigua and Barbuda under the digital nomad program will need to maintain health insurance and pay market rates for health care during their stay.


  1. What images are in your mind when you hear the word ‘digital’?
  2. What do you know about Caribbean islands?
  3. Where is paradise for you?

“Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better.”

Laurie Anderson