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Airbnb Announces Enhanced Cleaning Protocol Available In 50 Countries

By Dave Simpson

Airbnb has announced that property owners in 50 countries and regions can now enroll their Airbnb listings in an enhanced cleaning protocol programme that involves standardised guidelines for the cleaning and sanitisation of homes, and educational materials to support safer travel.

In a statement published on the Airbnb website, the company said, "Since June, the programme has been available in 12 countries, and hosts are quickly adopting the new standards and offering 'enhanced clean' listings to guests who are allowed to travel and are looking for extra cleaning assurances. Airbnb will quickly expand in the coming weeks to more places.

"We also shared new expert-backed health and safety guidelines on mask-wearing and social distancing, which are especially important for private room hosts. Hosts, including those that share private rooms, who complete a quiz and attest to the enhanced cleaning protocol receive a special highlight on their listing to let guests know they have committed to the protocol's enhanced cleaning and sanitisation routine."

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Airbnb's enhanced cleaning protocol programme is currently available to Airbnb hosts in the following countries and regions:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
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