With the warm weather upon us and restaurants reopening their doors, Airbnb guests might be tempted to throw a party in celebration. Airbnb warns that this could now result in a banning from the lodging service app.
In response to Coronavirus, large gatherings and parties are no longer permitted. Stricter rules are coming for renters. With a plethora of Airbnb homes in downtown Charleston, many are to be affected.
In a recent press release, Airbnb states that “While Mayer John Tecklenburg announced the gradual easing of some COVID-19 restrictions, he has continued to emphasize and mandate social distancing, meaning our new policy will continue to prohibit any type of party at an Airbnb listing in Charleston until further notice.”
To reinforce their point, Airbnb temporarily disabled the “event-friendly” search filter. Previously the filter helps to help seek out venues for large gatherings. Without the option, Airbnb hopes to reduce the number of parties.
In a city that’s usually filled with Bachelorette parties and vacation beach-goers, it looks like this Charleston summer will be quieter than usual.
Airbnb has yet to update when they’ll re-allow large gatherings. Until further notice, the app will remain party-free.