The operating hours of liquor stores and other liquor licensed establishments have been amended, with effect from 09 December, the Excise Department reported.

Accordingly, foreign liquor retail shops (FL4 licence) will now be open from 08:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, Tourist board-approved hotels with FL7 and FL8 liquor licenses (hotels with 3 stars and above) can now operate from 10:00 a.m. – 02:00 a.m., while all other hotels have been permitted to sell liquor between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m.