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the Cook Islands Travel Restrictions

64.97% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 64.97% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand can enter the Cook Islands without restrictions.

the Cook Islands entry details and exceptions

The travel restrictions do not apply to Cook Islanders. Permanent Residents of the Cook Islands. Cook Islands work permit holders. And Cook Islands resident permit holders. Travelers who have been in New Zealand for 14 days before their travel are allowed to enter the Cook Islands by air under the New Zealand-Cook Islands travel bubble. Non-citizens and non-residents of New Zealand must ensure they are legally able to return to New Zealand.


Outgoing travel to the Cook IslandsTravelling from New Zealand to the Cook Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering the Cook Islands.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering the Cook Islands.

Documents
Online Contact Form

Travelers are required to complete the online contact form no more than 72 hours before departure.

Travel Authorization

Travelers are required to request permission to travel to the Cook Islands from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. They should email their request to: immigration2@cookislands.gov.ck. <p>Travelers who do not have a Cook Islands stamp or a permit issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration will be required to complete a Medical Immigration form before departure.</>


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from the Cook Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning fromthe Cook Islands are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering New Zealand

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Cook Islands are not required to quarantine upon entering New Zealand.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Australia, Cook Islands and Niue) must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel in New South Wales and Queensland are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Cook Islands

Masks:Recommended in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand can enter the Cook Islands without restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Cook Islands without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Cook Islands without restrictions.

  • Travelers from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in the Cook Islands is recommended in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in the Cook Islands are closed. Bars in the Cook Islands are closed.