Published On: Thu, May 28th, 2020

AirBnB banned from operating in San Miguel de Allende

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato (May 28, 2020).- The San Miguel de Allende City Council prohibited the operation of AirBnb and other digital platforms for temporary accommodation, since the tourist sector has not been authorized in the city, which will occur until the implementation of “Phase 3 of the General Security Measures and Health for the Reactivation of Businesses “, as indicated in the approved agreement.

The document adds that “the municipal president —Luis Alberto Villarreal García— and the governor of the state of Guanajuato —Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo— are requested to communicate to these platforms the restrictions ordered by this City Council.”

During the respective session, the mayor specified that the city is not open to tourism, only to the local market, which will be gradually activated in four phases.

SMA municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García in an online meeting with the governor of the state of Guanajuato Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo (Photo: La Jornada)

“We are in Phase 0, which includes restaurants, operating at 50 percent and markets at 30 percent, we have not yet opened the doors to our visitors,” he said.

He warned that if digital accommodation platforms fail to comply with the City Council agreement, they are putting the population’s health at risk.

As of June 1, digital platforms have reservations at more than 400 houses, Villarreal García revealed.

“San Miguel is not open to tourism yet, we will do it gradually and responsibly, as the number of infections startto decrase, then we will open businesses gradually, “he reiterated.

In the last session, the City Council approved the installation of sanitary filters in the Bus Station and in the four highway accesses to the city. In these filters, cars’ passengers temperature is taken and a questionnaire is applied to them.

San Miguel Times Newsroom



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