Google Maps now tells you when a face mask is required on public transport

Google Maps launched a bunch of features yesterday to help you get more information about your government’s coronavirus-related regulations. As cities are opening up around the world, authorities are enforcing new rules for public transit to maintain safety and social distancing.

The company says that when you look for public transport options to reach a place on Google Maps, you’ll get alerts and set of requirements — such as if you need to wear a mask — to use these services from local authorities:

These alerts can help you prepare accordingly if government mandates impact transit services or require you to wear a mask on public transportation. Transit alerts are rolling out in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, France, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the U.S. where we have information from local transit agencies, with more coming soon.