Vacation rentals are generally safe to stay in during the coronavirus pandemic, as long as you’re following CDC social distancing guidelines. For extra precaution, look for rentals that offer self check-in, to avoid physical interaction with the host.
Airbnb is one of the best options for safe vacation rentals during COVID-19, because it provided hosts with a set of enhanced cleaning protocols with step-by-step instructions for sanitizing between guests. If hosts pass a quiz confirming understanding of this protocol, their listing will get an Enhanced Clean indicator — offering further peace of mind that the property has undergone rigorous cleaning prior to your arrival.
If you’re worried about the safety of a vacation rental during COVID-19, check the policies posted online by each provider to understand exactly how they’re responding to the pandemic.
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