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Google's New Travel Tool Features Destination Specific Travel Advisories

Google's New Travel Tool Features Destination Specific Travel Advisories
Google Maps will notify users about country-specific and state-specific updates via email, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

The new tools let users view COVID-19 related advisories for their destination

OT Staff
April 30 , 2021
02 Min Read

Travelling during the pandemic can be tricky with rules and travel advisories changing every so often. To help you stay on top of it all, Google has added new travel tools to its search engine. 

The tools let users view COVID-19 related advisories for their destination. 

Google released details of the new travel tools in a blog post on April 28. 

 READ: These 5 Indian Airports Have Their Travel Guidelines in Apple Maps

Google's new travel tool will now assist potential travellers by notifying updates of country-specific and state-specific travel advisories and restrictions via email when you hit the Google Alert button. This feature has already been launched in the US.

The redesigned Explore tool on Google’s travel tab now shows more destinations, travel advisories and restrictions, various filters for destinations, and other COVID-19 related information that may be required by travellers. 

The Explore tab now has its own page on google.com/travel which will showcase smaller cities, national parks, destination filters based on your interests, information about hotels, best time to visit, things to do, and more.

Google said that it decided to add these tools after terms like 'travel restrictions' and 'where to travel' started coming up frequently under searches by users.

Google has also updated the desktop version of Google Maps which will help plan your future trips.


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