March 24th, 2020
As the spread of COVID-19 continues, we’re seeing more searches for travel-related information—like travel advisories and trip cancellation policies—so we’re making some changes this week to help you find this information faster.
Stay up to date on travel advisories
When you search on Google for information like flights, hotels, or things to do you’ll start seeing COVID-19 related travel advisories or restrictions for your destination, with links to relevant information from your country’s travel authority when possible. This information will appear on the search results page, at the top of google.com/travel, and in Google Maps when you search for hotels.
Understanding airline policies for flight changes and cancellations
In response to COVID-19, many airlines have adjusted change fees and cancellation policies. When you search on Google for flights with a specific airline or go to Google Flights, we’ll direct you to our 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.
We hope these resources help you stay safe and make the best decisions about travel plans. We’ll continue to work on ways to help as the COVID-19 situation evolves.