"We’re introducing new products and policies to crack down on disruptive NYE parties," Airbnb wrote in a news release Tuesday. "The anchor of this plan is a ban on one-night NYE bookings in entire home listings for guests without a history of positive reviews."
Customers who try to book a New Year’s Eve reservation in the U.S. (Puerto Rico included), Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain and the U.K. will be subject to Airbnb’s two new booking requirements.
Guests who do not have a positive review history on Airbnb will be prohibited from making one-night reservations for entire homes.
When New Year’s Eve gets closer, Airbnb said it will "deploy more stringent restrictions on two-night reservations" in order to curb partying, which could include blocks for last-minute bookings in certain areas. Though, again, this restriction will only apply to customers who don’t have a positive review history with the travel site.
Last year, Airbnb applied similar methods to prevent one-night partiers and the company said approximately 243,000 customers encountered these policies around the globe.
According to Airbnb, the New Year’s Eve restrictions are being put in place due to the ongoing pandemic and a desire to limit disruptions for Airbnb hosts and local neighborhoods.