Google Travel’s New COVID-19 Feature Will Show You Current Case Numbers in an Area
These days, keeping track of which travel destinations are open, what restrictions are in place, if there are many flights going to the area, what safety protocols you need to follow, etc., can feel almost impossible at times. But Google Travel’s new safety feature is here to provide guidance. It’s been designed to help prospective travelers navigate the complex world of traveling during COVID-19.
In a blog post, Richard Holden, vice president of product management at Google Travel, said, “The uncertainty of Covid-19 makes it hard to navigate travel decisions. We will continue to share the most relevant information so you can make informed decisions and travel safely when the time comes.”
The feature is designed to meet the evolving needs of travelers in the COVID-19 era. When you visit the Google Travel page, you’re now able to search your destination and browse hotels and flights with all the related COVID-19 facts you need to know. Information regarding cases at your potential destination and any restrictions or checkpoints you may encounter while getting there will be available. The percentage of open hotels with availability will show up, as well as flights operating in the area. You can even filter specifically for hotels with flexible cancellation policies.