Time Difference

Georgia is three hours ahead of United Kingdom GMT and currently observes two time zones all year. Daylight Saving Time is no longer in use and clocks do not change in Tbilisi, Georgia.


Although prices are occasionally quoted in US dollars and euros, the Georgian law does require that all goods and services are paid for in the local currency. Both credit and debit cards are widely used in Tbilisi and ATMs can be found in all major towns but less so in more rural and remote areas, where sufficient cash in the local currency will be needed. Banks are open usually from 10am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.


Georgia operates on a 220V supply voltage, and the power plugs and sockets are typically types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. UK travellers will need to bring an adapter.

Shops and Amenities

Generally, merchants open from 10am until 6pm with some businesses remaining open until 8pm Monday to Saturday, with some supermarkets operating as 24-hour ones.


There are several English-language daily and weekly newspapers including Georgia today, Georgian Times and The Messenger. As for television, Georgia enjoys several television channels, including sports, news and more.


Post offices are usually open from 9am to 7pm, Monday to Friday. On Saturdays it’s normally 10am to 4pm and they are closed on Sundays.


To call United Kingdom from Georgia, dial: 8 (Wait) 10 - 44 - Area Code - Land Phone Number 8 (Wait) 10 - 44 - 10 Digit Mobile Number.

Internet and Mobile Coverage

In Georgia most areas have good Wi-Fi coverage and 3G/4G signal. Georgia also has three mobile operators: Silknet (formerly, Geocell), MagtiCom, and Beeline with good access throughout.


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