Airbnb makes cleanliness protocol mandatory

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Airbnb has announced that hosts and guests must agree to follow Airbnb’s Covid-19 Safety Practices.

The measures include wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and, for hosts and their teams, abiding by the group’s cleaning processes.

Hosts have until 20 November to commit, otherwise their accounts may be subject to warnings, suspensions and, in some cases, removal from the Airbnb platform. 

The platform said: “Now more than ever, guests are looking for the features that have made Airbnb unique – private homes beyond densely populated tourist and hotel districts with more space and more control over their environment.  Roughly three out of four guests surveyed by Airbnb said they would be more comfortable staying with their families in a listing than in a hotel with other people.”