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Grenada to launch digital nomad programme

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Grenada will launch a digital nomad programme in October.

The island will join the likes of St Lucia, Montserrat, Dominica, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados to lure long term visitors by allowing them to engage in remote work from the destination.

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

Speaking to the travel media last week during a press conference organised by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, Cherisse Hamid, the new Sales and Marketing Manager for Grenada Tourism Authority, said the programme will be for a 12-month period.

She said the programme is designed to be extended after the initial 12-months.

She said the programme is designed to be extended after the initial 12-months.

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

She said in order to encourage participants to be fully immersed in Grenada’s communities, a voluntourism project will be launched in October.

“We want them to come into our island with us and share their knowledge and time with us and be fully immersed in our communities,” she said, stating that projects could include planting trees, Lionfish hunting, cleaning up reefs, and for medical professionals, volunteering at health centres.

All persons entering must be fully vaccinated and present a negative PCR test taken three days before arrival. A Pure Safe Travel Certificate is needed by all travellers.

Speaking on their remote work initiative called Live It, St Lucia’s Tourism Minister Carlos James said they are considering changes to the legislation to make it a long term feature post-COVID.

Announcements on those changes are expected this week.

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