Airbnb has launched an enhanced cleaning protocol for its local hosts in the country and that the initiative is aimed at providing guidance to hosts offering small-scale accommodations. The company said these practices have also been reviewed by the Indian Medical Association.
Airbnb said the new protocol will be rolled out in India in the coming weeks and will provide hosts in India with step-by-step guidance on how to clean and sanitise their homes to prevent the spread of Covid-19.Hosts who attest to follow the programme will receive a special badge on their listing and guests can identify and book listings that follow these cleaning standards.
"We have reviewed Airbnb’s enhanced cleaning protocol for the homestay sector. Airbnb protocols are comprehensive and are in compliance with the standard procedures related to sanitation and hand hygiene. This initiative will ensure safety and hygiene of guests," said Dr R V Asokan, honorary secretary general, Indian Medical Association