However, users from China should still be able to book accommodation abroad. The company declined to comment officially.
Airbnb started its business in China six years ago. Since then, the company has had about 25 million customers there. According to the company, bookings in China accounted for only one percent of all bookings worldwide in recent years.
The platform is struggling with strong competition in China. In recent years, the strict isolation measures taken by the Chinese government during the corona pandemic have also made business more difficult.
Airbnb expects the booming pre-pandemic travel business with Chinese customers abroad to pick up again once the authorities reopen the borders.