Tanzania’s government plans to go from ‘house to house’, to ensure that all short-stay accommodation operators have registered their facilities.

The government on Monday gave a 50 day window for operators like those signed up with U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc, to register or face arrest.Rosada Musoma, assistant director of licensing and control in the ministry of tourism said when the 50-day period expires at the end of next month, the government will arrest any operators who have failed to register.Tourism is one of the biggest sources of hard currency for the East African nation which was the fifth-biggest African market for Airbnb in terms of total guest arrivals in the year to September 2017, according to a report on the firm’s website.