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Where is Airbnb canceling reservations for next week?

Answer: Washington, D.C.

by / January 14, 2021

In light of the events that took place at the U.S. Capitol last week, as well as the fact that there’s still a pandemic going on, numerous officials including Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser have asked that people stay home and not travel to the area for next week’s inauguration. Airbnb has decided to take steps to help ensure that.

In a press release Wednesday, the company announced that it was canceling all current reservations in Washington, D.C., for inauguration week. It will also not allow any new bookings to be made for that time. Airbnb stated that all customers will receive full refunds and that it would reimburse all hosts for what they would have earned from canceled bookings.

The company also announced in the press release that it has been investigating whether any of the individuals confirmed by law enforcement to have been involved in the riot at the Capitol last week have Airbnb accounts, and that those users have been banned from the platform.

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