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Where is Airbnb banned or restricted? This list is not exhaustive and grows daily and is an example of a developing trend. Other OTAs are available!

France:

Paris limits the number of days for rentals. Primary residences can be rented for a maximum of 120 days per year.
Second homes or longer rentals require conversion to furnished tourist accommodations. Illegal rentals are actively pursued and fined.
 

Germany:

Berlin imposed strict rules on Airbnbs. Hosts must have a permit to rent out entire properties for short-term stays.
Second homes can be rented for a maximum of 90 days per year.
Munich limits short-term rentals of entire homes to eight weeks per year.
 

Italy:

Florence and Rome have imposed restrictions on Airbnb-style rentals.
Florence limits new tourist accommodation in the historic centre.
Venice and Milan are also considering restrictions.
A nationwide law is being drafted to curb short-term holiday lets.
 

Netherlands:

Amsterdam limits rentals to a maximum of 30 nights per year. A permit is required for stays exceeding this limit.
 

Portugal:

New licenses for Airbnbs are not being issued. All licenses for holiday lets will be reviewed every five years.
Rental prices will be controlled, and tax breaks will be offered to convert properties back into homes.
 

Spain:

Barcelona bans short-term private room rentals. Rooms cannot be rented for less than 31 days.
Airbnb hosts can still rent out entire homes or apartments with the appropriate license.
Palma has banned tourist rentals in apartment buildings.
 

UK:

London restricts Airbnb hosts to 90 nights per year without applying for a change of use.
Scotland requires hosts to obtain a license for short-term letting.
Edinburgh requires planning permission to rent out second homes on Airbnb.
Northern Ireland requires a certificate from Tourism NI for providing tourist accommodation.
 

USA:

Honolulu, Hawaii, bans rental stays under 90 days on the island of Oahu.
Memphis, Tennessee, requires licensing for new Airbnb owners.
New York City imposed strict rules on hosts, including proof of residence.
Palm Springs, California, limits short-term rentals to 26 days and 20% of residential homes.
San Francisco, California, has a 90-day rental limit and compliance rules for Airbnb.
 

Canada:

Certain boroughs of Montreal, Quebec, have banned new short-term rentals. Quebec imposed a 31-day cap on consecutive stays.
Vancouver limits stay to 30 nights, requiring the property to be the owner's primary residence.
Toronto allows hosts to welcome guests for 180 days per year.
 

Malaysia:

Penang bans short-term holiday rentals to curb antisocial tourist behaviour.
With registration and approval, serviced apartments can still host guests for up to three days.
 

Japan:

Tokyo limits short-term rentals to 180 days per year. The onsite owner or dedicated person in charge is required.
Guest data must be collected for government reporting.
 

Singapore:

Airbnb is not technically illegal, but restrictions make it unsuitable for most holiday stays—a minimum rental period of three months (or six months for government housing).
 

Australia:

Sydney limits Airbnb rentals to 180 days per year. Bookings above 21 consecutive days are exempted from this limit.

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