The party is over: Airbnb limits people under 25 to UK, France and Spain

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Airbnb said on Friday it was restricting the ability of people under the age of 25 in Britain, France and Spain to rent entire homes through its platform to reduce unauthorized parties and ensure safety.Read | In first, Airbnb takes action against guest for unauthorized party

Airbnb began to crack down last year as rowdy parties caused problems with neighbors in some communities, and with the coronavirus pandemic, events where social distancing measures are flouted are even more concerning.

Airbnb said it would now start testing in Britain, France and Spain a ban on people under 25 with less than three positive ratings from renting entire homes close to where they live.

Those with at least three positive reviews and no negative reviews on Airbnb or with long-term plans are not subject to the restriction, and all users can book private rooms and hotel rooms through the platform.

“The restriction is intended to protect local communities while allowing younger customers to book listings outside of their local area,” Airbnb said in a statement.

It follows testing of similar measures in the United States and Canada, and the company said it has also tightened its ban on gatherings that violate public health mandates in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Airbnb is committed to being good partners for communities, and today’s announcement follows a series of actions the platform has taken to crack down on anti-social behavior and unauthorized parties,” the company said. .

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