Party’s over.

Airbnb on Thursday announced a global ban on unauthorized house parties at its rental properties, capping all occupancies at 16 after a number of complaints and legal issues stemming from vacation rental companies and the violation of social-distancing guidelines during COVID-19.

“This party ban applies to all future bookings on Airbnb and it will remain in effect indefinitely until further notice,” the company said in a statement.

The home-sharing company said it could take legal action on any guests or hosts caught violating the restrictions.

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When the coronavirus crisis worsened in March, Airbnb updated its policies by removing its “event-friendly” search filter on the website and app, as well as its “parties and events allowed” filter, to deter large-format gatherings. It also introduced a new policy mandating users to adhere to local COVID-19 public health requirements.

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