Whether using Google Photos or any other Cloud service, once one begins saving data and images to the Cloud, then the process of transferring files from one piece of hardware to another becomes redundant. However, if one is still using an old model camera (not phone) without wi-fi then using an appropriate cable to download to the PC is unavoidable. It is still better even then IMHO to move everything to the Cloud. Unless you think they're out to get you of course.
Once a vaccine is made generally available, then the question will be whether visa renewal or even 90 day check-in is linked to such. And also requirements for air travel.