11 May 2020
Google Search is used for numerous purposes and travel is one of the most common ones. People make use of Search to get information about flights, hotels, and things to do at the destination. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, Google has made some necessary changes to show updated COVID-19 travel advisories.
Now whenever a travel-related query will be made on either Google search or any of its travel dedicated service, users will see relevant information in the context of Coronavirus. It will show the details on the search results page, Google Travel/Flights webpage, and Google Maps while searching for hotels.
It said whenever possible, a link to the official travel authority of your particular country will also be added. This will be visible on the same pages as mentioned above. In other words, users will not have to go through different pages to get correct and accurate information about traveling.
Since many airlines have made changes to their flights and cancelation policies due to Coronavirus, Google has added those details as well. It will be visible on Google Flights or whenever someone will search for a particular airline in Google search. It will basically take users to a dedicated support page that lists official policy pages for all the major airlines. It has further recommended users to check these links on regular interval as airlines can make any kind of changes at any time they want.