Renting an Airbnb During COVID and How to Keep Them Clean

Renting an airbnb during covid

Because of Covid 19, a slew of reforms in a variety of industries and sectors have been enacted, one of which is the Airbnb policy, as well as its general cancellation and registration procedures. 

It is likely that you have found your way to this page in order to learn more about Airbnb renting during the Covid. If you have done so, you are probably aware that new policies have been implemented as a result of the Covid 19, and in this article, we will go over those policies in detail as well as the 5 step cleaning process that will assist you in keeping your Airbnb in a safe condition at all times. 

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Can you rent Airbnb during COVID

During Covid, it is possible to get an Airbnb, but there are several risks involved with doing so. While staying in your vacation rental house, you may unwillingly distribute infected droplets in all of the tourist locations that you visit. 

Airbnb cancellation policy after COVID

There are three types of cancellation policies: 

  1. Flexible cancellation

When the cancellation policy is flexible, it is possible to cancel an Airbnb rental for free up to 24 hours before check-in and get a full refund if the property is not available. Customers who cancel their reservations within 24 hours after check-in will still get a refund, less the cost of the first night’s stay and a service fee.

  1. Moderate cancellation

If you cancel your reservation 4 days before your planned check-in date, you will get a 50 percent refund, less the cost of the first night’s accommodation and the service fee.

  1. Strict cancellation

Finally, for listings with strict cancellation conditions, cancellations made within 48 hours after booking – and at least 14 days before check-in – will result in a full refund. Customers also have an option to cancel their reservation up to seven days before their planned check-in date to get a 50 percent refund of the one-night stay rate as well as the cleaning fee. There are no refunds available for the cost of the service.

Airbnb’s enhanced cleaning initiative

Airbnb has come up with a  five-step enhanced cleaning process that is now available to all guests. This policy was developed in consultation with former US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and in accordance with recommendations from public health organizations such as the World Health Organization and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.  This cleaning policy will no doubt make a safer environment for the guests by preventing the transmission of the Covid-19 virus. 

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Airbnb cleaning checklist for Covid

Given below is a set of cleaning standards that all Hosts are supposed to undertake between guest visits, in addition to complying with their own local regulations and rules. The 5-step cleaning process is described here.

  1. Prepare

Preparation can help team members clean faster and safer. Always: 

  • Ventilate the area before and during cleaning. 
  • Use COVID-19-safe disinfectants recommended by your local health authorities. 
  • Always follow the cleaning product’s recommendations and cautions. 
  • Hands-washing

  1. Clean

Cleaning is the removal of dust and grime from floors and countertops. It involves:

  • Cleaning and/or mopping prior to sanitising 
  • Dishwashers and dryers should be set to the highest 
  • Cleaning of rough surfaces with soap and water

  1. Sanitise

Sanitizing is the application of chemicals to kill microorganisms on surfaces like doorknobs and TV remotes. Always:

  • Disinfect high-touch surfaces in each room. 
  • Allow the disinfectant to sit for the period stated on the package. 
  • Dry the surface by air

  1. Check

Cleaning checklists are found under Insights > Cleaning. Always: 

  • Use the room-by-room checklist to ensure that all spaces are cleaned and sanitized between stays. 
  • Share these tips with your hosting and cleaning teams.

  1. Reset

Clean and sanitize a room before returning goods for the next visitor to avoid cross-contamination. Always: 

  • Wash your hands before replacing guests.   
  •  Clean up supplies and protective gear safely 
  • Avoid re-entering a sanitized room 

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