Airbnb Cancels all Washington, DC, Metro Reservations Ahead of Inauguration

President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration is scheduled to take place Wednesday, Jan 20th and Airbnb has announced they'll be taking further precautions. Airbnb and HotelTonight, which is owned by Airbnb, are canceling all currently booked reservations in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

"Today, in response to various local, state and federal officials asking people not to travel to Washington, D.C., we are announcing that Airbnb will cancel reservations in the Washington, D.C. metro area during the inauguration week," Airbnb said in the statement. "Additionally, we will prevent any new reservations in the Washington, D.C., area from being booked during that time by blocking such reservations."