Grenada is joining the ranks of island countries offering special programs to attract digital nomads.
The Caribbean nation recently announced it will launch a digital nomad initiative for foreign remote workers in October.
The program will run for a year and is designed to be extended for an additional 12 months. It will also include a concierge service and a volunteer program to help nomads and their families make the most of their time on the island.
“We want [remote workers] to come into our island with us and share their knowledge and time with us and be fully immersed in our communities,” said Cherisse Hamid, the sales and marketing manager for the Grenada Tourism Authority, during a mid-September press conference organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
Possible volunteer opportunities could include planting trees, cleaning up reefs and Lionfish hunting. There may also be volunteer roles at health centers for medical professionals.
All remote workers accepted in the program must be fully vaccinated and present a negative PCR test taken within three days of arrival. They must also have a Pure Safe Travel Certificate.
While full details on the digital nomad program are not yet available, clues can be found in a remote worker bill that was brought before the Parliament of Grenada this summer.