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Google COVID-19 Travel Advisories

Google is helping users stay up to date on travel advisories and airline policies

With the spread of COVID-19 across the world, Google is seeing more searches for travel-related information – like travel advisories and trip cancellation policies.

The search company has just announced some changes this week to help users find information faster.

Travel Advisories

Stay up to date on travel advisories
Stay up to date on travel advisories

When searching on Google for information like flights or hotels, users will now see COVID-19 related travel advisories or restrictions for their destination. This includes links to relevant information from the country’s travel authority. Keep a lookout for this information on the Google search results page, at the top of google.com/travel and in Google Maps when you search for hotels.

Airline Policies

Understanding airline policies for flight changes and cancellations
Understanding airline policies for flight changes and cancellations

In response to COVID-19, many airlines have adjusted change fee and cancellation policies. When searching on Google for flights with a specific airline (including Google Flights), it will direct you to Google’s Help Center article with more information on airline policies. These policies may change, so be sure to click through to the airline’s website for the latest information.

Learn more: https://www.blog.google/products/flights-hotels/travel-advisories-and-airline-policies/

Kyle Huang Junyuan

Innovation and its ability to make an impact on the world has always fascinated me. It is my life goal to understand how technology works around us in the hopes that someday, I could actually make the dreams of mine and others into reality. I genuinely crave to address challenges with the use of technology to improve lives by making a positive difference in the world. No future that we dream of is impossible if we set our mind to it.

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