As winter is coming, people plan to travel more, so Google is adding more Covid-19 related health and safety information to Google Travel. Google Travel will now show health and safety precautions taken up by hotels and also alert users of Covid-19 checkpoints and restrictions along their route.
Google Travel has been showing Covid-19 restrictions whenever you Search up places. It has now updated and added information on health and safety precautions that are available in hotels or homestays. This information can be found under the about section of the property.
Google plans to add more health and safety information through Google My Business, where businesses can update their profiles.
Google also sends you alert notification of Covid-19 checkpoints and restrictions that are on your route. This feature can be helpful for people driving to another city, state.
Information on transit services for those taking public transportation or requirements like wearing a mask will be alerted by Google. A Covid layer in Google Maps is also there to get quick information on Covid-19 cases in the area.
Google will soon introduce a new “Trips” feature in Google Maps to see users’ past vacations with details like places they visited, total kilometers traveled, and even the mode of transport used.
This feature will be available on Google Maps for Android users. It is also bringing Timeline to the map view on Photos so users can see the paths they took while driving down somewhere.
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