I believe — as a Host & a Guest — that this filter should be added:
“Host has been Vaccinated against Covid-19”
As a Host, I get lots of Inquiries that would be InstaBookings if they knew we were vaccinated.
As a Guest, I want that increased level of safety!
True, y’all don’t have the problem (and potential guests are less likely to ask).
I run a traditional Bed & Breakfast!
Anyone looking for a ‘Private Room’ — or even just wanting interaction— may want to know.
...perhaps an amenity...
@Dassi0 A "host is vaccinated" filter would be misleading if people other than the host (e.g. other guests, cleaners, visitors) might also be present in the property during the stay.
Even if it were just an amenity tickbox, it would automatically imply that all hosts who haven't ticked the box are unvaccinated - which presents a dilemma for hosts who value their medical privacy.
Why would that be a dilemma? When I fly out of the country, I have to show my passport as well as my shot record in many parts of the world. When I rent a car, I have to produce a driver's license. Hotel elevators have to display inspection certificates. I assume most Hosts have Facebook links, not to mention the data given to Airbnb to be displayed to the world.
I would like a Guest Vaccinated tic box as well. Then, covid deep-cleaning would not be necessary and I could affordably rent my guest house to short term rentals, which is not feasible at this point in time.
Airbnb does not provide Facebook links for any of its user accounts. It only displays Facebook in the list of its confirmed verifications.
Airbnb's current "cleaning pledge," which you must have signed onto if you're currently accepting bookings, does not indicate any exceptions for vaccinated guests. So until that policy is amended, a host would be in breach of policy if they chose not to do the deep-cleaning based on what they believe their guests' vaccination status to be.
You happen to be in a state that has banned businesses from verifying the vaccination status of individuals, which is just one of many examples of why even if Airbnb had this so-called tickbox, it has too many legal obstacles preventing it from backing up a user's self-reporting with actual verification. So all this little tickbox would mean is that somebody clicked a button - nothing more. How is that useful as information to a host or guest?
Deep cleaning is important without Covid, imho. I agree a guest vaccinated tick box plus a host vaccinated tick box would be quite useful. Covid is not going away any time soon, and there is merit in all of us being realistic and practical about it. It is also good for the economy and everyone's emotional well being as well as health and safety
It is still unknown how long this vaccine is effective, is it 3 months? 6 months? A year...? Does it protect against all mutations? The host may be vaccinated but what about his cleaners?
Too many questions...
Maybe this is off-topic but I think any host who has an "unvaccinated only" rule should be removed from the airbnb family immediately and permanently. I've seen one news article in which a woman booked a room and only then noticed the "no vaccinated people allowed" rule and the host refused to return her rent. That guy should be kicked out of airbnb now.
Regarding the actual topic I don't mind a vaccine filter for both hosts and guests. It could be one of (1)vaccinated, (2)not vaccinated, or (3)not saying. Proof could be handled by airbnb or it could be an honor system or it could start as an honor system and then morph into official policy.