Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese, have partnered with CVS Health to help travel advisors provide their clients with pretravel Covid-19 testing options.

The company announced the alliance Friday, a day after Hawaii removed its two-week quarantine requirement for visitors who test negative from approved labs within 72 hours of departing. Those traveling to the Big Island of Hawaii will be tested again on arrival, at no charge.

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Jack Richards
Jack Richards

"As Hawaii begins to welcome travelers again, some confusion remains on protocols and where travelers can go to get pretravel testing that meets the Islands' stringent requirements," said Jack E. Richards, president and CEO of Pleasant Holidays. "CVS Health is one of the Covid-19 trusted testing partners approved by the state of Hawaii, has more than 2,800 testing locations across the continental U.S. and can provide test results typically within two to three days for a cost of $139 per person."

Pleasant Holidays and Journese have added dynamic links on their websites to CVS Health's Voluntary Covid-19 testing page and to destination travel restriction information worldwide. Travel Advisors can share the CVS Health link with their clients who can then schedule an appointment for pretravel testing at a nearby location.


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