The Georgian government has allowed nightclubs across the country to open for events between January 7 – the date of the Orthodox Christmas celebration – and January 9, in the latest change for the holiday season regulations.
Approving the removal of previously imposed limits on Thursday, the government said it would allow club venues to host events for the weekend by lifting certain restrictions related to the pandemic.
Between January 6 and 7 at midnight local time and January 9 at 6 a.m., sites will be allowed to open as long as they follow standard rules on Covid-related practices.
The only previous waiver for the current holiday season was for dates between December 31, 2021 and up to 6 a.m. on January 2, with the decision made on New Year’s Eve.
The Interagency Coordinating Council – the public body responsible for issuing, updating and maintaining restrictions related to the pandemic – had previously announced that nightclubs would not be allowed to open for regular operation during the next holiday season.
Several of Tbilisi’s most popular clubs have announced their events for the coming weekend, with venues from Khidi, Bassiani and Mtkvarze all set to welcome artists and music enthusiasts.