Barbados is the best country in the Caribbean for digital nomads, according to Executive Nomad Rating Survey conducted by British real estate agency Savills plc.
High-speed Internet connections, extraordinary natural beauty and good air connectivity were the reasons behind Barbados’s rise in the ranking.
Globally, the best destination for digital nomads in Lisbon (Portugal), followed by the US city of Miami and Dubai in the Arabian Gulf.
In July 2020, Barbados launched a new visa program called “Welcome Stamp“, urging foreign digital workers to trade their urban home office for a new life in the Caribbean.
The program turned out to be a huge success. Over 2,000 digital nomads relocated to the island in the next year and a half.
As of March 2022, Barbados approved 2,300 applications from digital nomads, according to Barbados Today.
Digital workers from the US, Britain, Canada, Nigeria and Ireland make up a bulk of the professionals seeking the Welcome Stamp.
“Those approved applicants under the program have occupations in fields such as Engineering, Health Science, Architecture, Information Technology, Communications, Public Administration, Finance, Education and Training, Law, Distribution and Logistics and Management,” the Barbados Today added.