Foreign tourists entering into India by flights other than chartered aircraft would be able to do so only with effect from November 15 on fresh tourist visas.
The Grand Mufti of India received the visa at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Dubai Residence and Immigration Department on Wednesday.
The Golden Visa program was introduced in 2019 by the UAE government. It allows the recipient to live and work in the nation without a national sponsor.
The latest decision of the Kuwait Government to ease norms for issuing visiting visas is going to benefit thousands of expatriates from Kerala working in Kuwait.
The move, if included in the reconciliation package and passed into law, is expected to help thousands of Indian IT professionals who are currently stuck in an agonising Green Card backlog.
The move comes as the daily number of positive cases continued to drop in the country, having gone lower than 1,000 since last week
Vaccination has been made mandatory to renew the visa. The applicants have to receive at least the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Golden Visa is a long-term residence visa that enables foreigners to live, work and study in the UAE without the need for a national sponsor and with total ownership of their business in the UAE's mainland.
The latest notification is set to benefit thousands of Indians, especially Malayalis, whose visas had expired during the travel ban.
Since the new rules were suddenly implemented only on Saturday, the immigrants from other Emirates who took tickets to Dubai were perplexed and confused.