Update: COVID-safe travel in New Zealand
The New Zealand Government | Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa has announced New Zealand will move from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 from 14 May, easing travel restrictions.
This means that Kiwis can travel again, but must do so in a safe way.
Cleaning guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
Now more than ever it’s important to revisit your cleaning routine to make sure you’re doing what you can to protect yourself and your guests.
Airbnb has a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Hub, which includes expert guidelines on how to clean your listing and information about Airbnb’s Enhanced Cleaning Initiative.
Preparing a plan for COVID-safe hosting
There are a number of actions for hosts to consider as you prepare a plan for hosting and welcoming travellers once again. By following guidance on public health measures hosts can do their part to combat COVID-19.
To support accommodation businesses, including Airbnb hosts, Level 2 guidelines for accommodation providers have been developed by Tourism Industry Aotearoa based on guidelines from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment | Hīkina Whakatutuki.
We encourage you to fully review and implement these guidelines in your hosting, which include:
- Collecting information (email address, mobile or home phone number, or residential address) from all guests to assist public health authorities with contact tracing,
- Ensuring adequate physical distancing,
- Educating guests about their responsibilities to travel safely, and
- Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
We strongly encourage hosts to continue to stay up-to-date with changes and new measures being implemented. The latest resources and public health measures for New Zealand can be found online on the New Zealand Government’s Unite Against COVID-19 website.