Greetings from Bombay, India, everyone.
I had a fairly busy winter - I guess it’s the time most foreigners visit India. However, things have now gone dead, not surprisingly. India just suspended all tourist visas to India (till 15th April). And Maharashtra has partly shut down its major cities. Schools, colleges, cinemas, parks, are closed in Bombay. Mass gatherings prohibited. Etc. The impact of the virus isn’t significant here yet. The number of infected people is currently reported as a bit over a hundred for all of India, though that number is almost certainly a big underestimate.
I didn’t have any bookings, anyway. My last guest just left today (15th March.) I have one guest coming from 26th March to 29th March. He was here earlier this year, and is coming back from travelling in India. He’s already paid (not through Airbnb).
Anyway, I’m debating whether to snooze my listing or not. I haven’t yet. But if I do so, I’m not sure when I would want to unsnooze it. But if I get booking requests, I’m not sure what I would do. I’m not sure about subjecting myself to the unknowable risk of infection. Obviously travellers need fast decisions, not dithering from a host. Of course, this issue may be academic, since bookings don’t seem terribly likely right now, and probably even Indians are travelling less.
Thoughts? There is of course virus related discussion here, and I was just reading through some of it.