Cook Islands

Border Entry ⚠️ - Restrictions ✅
  • Entry Requirements

    • 🏠 Quarantine - ✅ Yes, mandatory quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

    • 📋 Test - 🔅 Covid-19 test required for all countries.

    • 😷 Masks - 🔅 Masks are recommended

  • Internal Restrictions

    • 🎊 Events - ⚠️ Events of more than 10 people banned.

    • 🏔 Attractions - 🚫 Open

    • 🚎 Transportation - ⚠️ Operational with restrictions

    • 🛒 Shopping - ✅ Open

    • 🍔 Restaurants - ⚠️ Open with restrictions

Internal Restrictions

The Cook Islands COVID-19 Alert Level 2 EXTENDED until 11:59pm, Monday 13 Sept, 2021. Gatherings of 25+ people must register with TMO All indoor and outdoor events and social gatherings whether private or public are restricted to 100 people unless an exemption is obtained from the Secretary of Health (or delegate) Mandatory contact tracing facilities required for all businesses and organisations such as the CookSafe tag in station or manual registration

Internal Restrictions: March 16, 2020 - September 13, 2021

Entry Requirements

NEW ZEALAND AND COOK ISLANDS TRAVEL BUBBLE Given the increase in COVID-19 cases detected in New Zealand, inbound travel to the Cook Islands is suspended until 11.59pm Monday 13 September 2021 (CKT). 2021 (CKT). ENTRY CRITERIA The Cook Islands current Section 9A Notice for Refusal of Entry under the Entry, Residence and Departure Act 1971-72, signed into effect from 12 May 2020 and still active, is as follows; All persons are denied entry into the Cook Islands unless there is an exemption provided (in writing) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. There will be no exemptions provided for entry into the Cook Islands until 11.59pm Monday 23 August 2021 {CKT). All requests for entry into the Cook Islands must be sought from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (Te Kauono Tutara e te Mana Tiaki) on email: immigration2@cookislands.gov.ck For Travel Advisory issued 18 August 2021 click here https://cookislands.travel/sites/default/files/2021-08/Travel%20Advisory%20180821.pdf For Travel Advisory issued 16 August 2021 click here https://cookislands.travel/sites/default/files/202108/travel%20Advisory%2016August21_0.pdf

Border Restrictions: March 25, 2020 - September 13, 2021

Entry Regulations

Published 31.08.2021 1. Until 13 September 2021, flights from New Zealand are suspended. - This does not apply to repatriation flights. 2. Until 13 September 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. 3. From 14 September 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - Cook Islanders; - passengers with a permanent residence permit; - passengers with an entry permit issued by the Cook Isl; - passengers who have been in Cook Isl. or New Zealand for 14 consecutive days before traveling to Cook Isl. 4. Passengers must complete the "Online Contact Information" form at least 24 hours before departure. The form can be found at https://tinyurl.com/yhary2fb

Last Update: September 2, 2021

Latest Changes

August 19
  • ⚠️ Quarantine-free travel to the Cook Islands has been suspended until at least Monday. Stuff

August 01
  • ⚠️ Jetstar has suspended flights from Auckland to Rarotonga until next March. NewZealandHerald

May 17
  • Travellers were up early on Tuesday morning to catch the first quarantine free flight to Rarotonga. Stuff

April 08
  • From May 1, the islands will be ready for business, and it is up to Air New Zealand and New Zealanders if they wish to travel. Stuff

March 25
  • Two-way travel bubble with the Cook Islands likely to begin in May (not confirmed yet). NewZealandHerald

March 18
  • Working to establish two-way 'travel bubbles' with Australia and some Pacific Islands that could start next month. KhaleejTimes

January 15
  • Quarantine-free one-way from Rarotonga to Auckland for the time being; for the other direction quarantine will still be required. Forbes