Airbnb Covid cleaning protocol

Airbnb Covid cleaning protocol

Is there a way to see and potentially un-commit to the Airbnb Covid cleaning protocol? Is there any talk of this no longer being mandatory? Thanks!

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Community Manager
Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Hiya @Brigadoon-Sequim0 ,


Thanks for the question. We recently announced a change in the enhanced cleaning protocol which I think you'll be happy about:


  • COVID-19 safety requirements: With Hosts in more than 220 countries and regions around the world, we understand each of your communities are at different stages of their COVID-19 containment efforts. We're making two changes to better reflect this changing landscape:
    • First, for mask wearing and social distancing when interacting in person, we’re moving away from blanket global requirements and instead now asking Hosts and guests to follow local laws and guidelines.
    • Second, to better align with the latest COVID-19 science on transmission and to make the cleaning guidelines easier for Hosts to follow, we updated our enhanced cleaning process. For example, Hosts will no longer be required to wear masks and gloves while cleaning (but it's still recommended), or to wash every dish in the cupboard if it has not been used by guests. (Here’s a deeper look at our updated cleaning handbook). If you’ve agreed to our enhanced cleaning process already, you don’t need to go through that process again. If you’re a new Host (welcome!), you’ll be prompted to review and agree to follow these practices.

Let me know if you have any other questions!



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