Travel News Safety & Insurance Airbnb Will Soon Ask Guests for Their Health Information Before Check-In The Health Safety Attestation program is voluntary for now By Stefanie Waldek Stefanie Waldek Instagram Twitter Stefanie Waldek is a Brooklyn-based travel writer with over six years of experience. She covers various destinations, hotels, and travel products for TripSavvy. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 02/10/21 Fact checked by Jillian Dara Fact checked by Jillian Dara Instagram Emerson College Jillian Dara is a freelance journalist and fact-checker. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, USA Today, Michelin Guides, Hemispheres, DuJour, and Forbes. TripSavvy's fact-checking Share Pin Email Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images If you've flown commercially during the pandemic, you're probably aware that part of the check-in process includes verifying that you haven't felt ill with COVID-19 symptoms, nor have you knowingly come into contact with anyone who has the virus. Some hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions have required visitors to provide the same information. Airbnb is hopping on that train, creating the Health Safety Attestation policy, which allows hosts to ask guests about their recent health history related to COVID-19. For now, the voluntary program will focus on guests' symptoms and exposure to the virus, based on guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). But Airbnb might implement new features as time goes on—particularly if local governments start issuing new travel restrictions. It's not unreasonable to guess that the form might soon include a box to check if you've been vaccinated. "We're kind of dipping our toe in the water and seeing how this works with hosts, but it also has to work with guests," Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky told USA Today."The attestation seems like a reasonable thing, and hosts were asking for it." If guests need to cancel because of COVID-19 symptoms or exposure as indicated on the Health Safety Attestation, they will receive full refunds under Airbnb's Extenuating Circumstance Policy. Similarly, if hosts cancel for the same reason, their Superhost status will not be affected, and their guests will receive a full refund. Airbnb hasn't released any details about when the Health Safety Attestation will become available to hosts, but we speculate it'll be quite soon. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit What to Expect If You’re Going on a Cruise This Winter Despite What Cruise Lines Say, You Won’t Be Setting Sail in May These Countries Are Allowing Vaccinated Travelers to Visit The Dos and Don’ts of Renting a Vacation Home I'm on a Cruise Ship With a Positive COVID-19 Case—Here's Why I'm Not Concerned Travel to the Caribbean: A Reopening Timeline, Country by Country What Travelers Should Know About the Delta Variant United Will Offer Optional Contact Tracing On All Flights Where to Go in 2022: The Most Exciting Destinations to Explore This Year Here's What It's Like to Travel to France Right Now U.S. Cruises Could Begin as Early as November—Here's How Game On? Japan Says Olympics Will Still Be Held, Despite US Travel Alert Should You Travel to Europe Right Now? How COVID-19 Has Changed Hotel, Airport, and Restaurant Design Tahiti Will Open Its Borders to International Tourists on May 1 Did Cruises Help to Push COVID-19 Numbers Overboard?