Tourism Minister warns hosts against listing COVID-19 retreats in the UK
Airbnb hosts have been listing properties as COVID-19 retreats ideal for self-isolating in the British countryside. Current UK law provides that holiday accommodations may only be offered to key workers required to self-isolate. The concerned listings did not mention any vetting and allowed guests to instant booking. Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston reaffirmed that essential travel does not comprise holidays and visits to second homes and citizens must stay in their primary residence. According to the minister, companies and individuals that breach this rule may face fines of up to £930.