Airbnb bans Russian and Belarusian nationals from making reservations

Starting April 4, Airbnb users from Russia and Belarus can no longer make new reservations anywhere in the world through the platform, as stated in the message by the company.

  • Moreover, Airbnb has canceled all existing bookings in Russia and Belarus starting on or after April 4, 2022. Users from other countries will also not be able to make new reservations in these countries — listings in Russia or Belarus will no longer have availability on their calendars.
  • At the same time, the company has frozen all current and future payments and refunds to Russians and Belarusians for tens of millions of dollars, as told by Oleksii Nasiedkin, Finance & Analytics Principal at Airbnb.
  • Previously, Airbnb reported the suspension of all transactions in Russia and Belarus.