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What do I need to know in order to book accommodation in China?

All travellers staying in an Airbnb listing in the People’s Republic of China (which for these purposes, excludes Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) ('China') have to provide information similar to that which hotels in China have collected for decades. This is one step we are taking as we explore ways to help our hosts and guests follow appropriate rules and regulations. The information you provide won’t be shared with your host.

Airbnb operates our business in China (which for these purposes, exclude Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) ('China') through Airbnb Internet (Beijing) Co., Ltd. ('Airbnb China').

If you don't reside in China:

If you don't reside in China and you confirm a booking for an accommodation in China, your information will be transferred to, stored, used and processed by Airbnb China, including:

  • Your name, phone number, and email address
  • Booking and check-in information including dates and times
  • Messages between you and the host
  • The names, nationality(ies), gender, date of birth, passport/national ID details and passport expiry date(s) of all guest(s) staying in the listing, including yourself

Chinese government agencies require Airbnb China to disclose host and listing information relating to China listings, as well as guest booking and check-in information relating to reservations in China. Similar to other hospitality companies that do business in China, Airbnb China will disclose your information to Chinese government agencies without further notice to you.

If you reside in China:

If you reside in China, your information is stored, used and processed by Airbnb China. If you confirm a booking for an accommodation in China, your information will be stored, used and processed by Airbnb China, including:

  • Your name, phone number and email address
  • Booking and check-in information including dates and times
  • Messages between you and the host
  • The names, nationality(ies), gender, date of birth, passport/national ID details and passport expiry date(s) of all guest(s) staying in the listing, including yourself

Chinese government agencies require Airbnb China to disclose host and listing information relating to China listings, and guest booking and check-in information relating to reservations in China. Similar to other hospitality companies that do business in China, Airbnb China will disclose your information to Chinese government agencies without further notice to you.