We understand this is a testing time for all travellers but to ensure safety please continue to keep up to date.


New Zealand: From 17th May (NZ time), the New Zealand and Cook Islands travel bubble will commence under a Quarantine-Free Travel (QFT) arrangement. This means that travellers will need to have been in New Zealand or the Cook Islands for 14 consecutive days prior to departure, before quarantine-free travel to the Cook Islands. Read the Travel Advisory

It is now mandatory to completes a pre-departure form online Contact Information for travel to the Cook Islands administered by Te Marae Ora, Cook Islands Ministry of Health

Australia and USA: Currently there is no date confirmed for when direct flights will resume to the Cook Islands from Australia and USA.



Air New Zealand is currently the only international airline flying to Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Just under 4 hours flight time, Air New Zealand operates a few flights a week from Auckland to Rarotonga. There is no departure tax payable at the airport as this is included in your international tickets. When booking flights, please be advised that travellers from New Zealand cross the International Date Line to the Cook Islands so check flight times and dates accordingly.


Domestic flights are operated by Air Rarotonga with daily flights to Aitutaki. Air Rarotonga also offers a Rarotonga Scenic Flight and an Aitutaki Day Tour. 

For the most up to date flight schedules please visit

Air New Zealand Services

Jetstar Services

Air Rarotonga