Airbnb is restricting the ability of people under the age of 25 in Britain, France and Spain from renting entire homes through its platform in order to reduce unauthorized parties and ensure security.
Airbnb began to disintegrate last year as the fiery lady parties were causing problems with neighbors in some communities, and with the coronavirus pandemic there has been even greater concern about events where measures of social distancing are being taken.
Airbnb said it will now begin testing in Britain, France and Spain a ban on under-25s with less than three positive ratings from renting entire homes near where they live.
Those with at least three positive ratings and no negative ratings on Airbnb or long-term plans are not subject to restriction, and all users can book private rooms and hotel rooms through the platform.
“The restriction is intended to protect local communities while still allowing new guests to book lists outside their local area,” Airbnb said in a statement.
It follows testing of similar measures in the United States and Canada, and the firm said it has also tightened its ban on rallies violating public health mandates in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Airbnb is committed to being a good partner for communities and today ‘s announcement follows a series of measures taken by the platform to narrow down antisocial behavior and unauthorized parties,” the company said.