Updated Information as at Wednesday 21 July 2021 (CKT-10 UTC)

 

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE INFORMATION
FOR TRAVELLING TO THE COOK ISLANDS
 

COOK ISLANDS IS A COVID-19 FREE ZONE

 

NEW ZEALAND AND COOK ISLANDS TRAVEL BUBBLE

From 17th May 2021 (NZ time), the New Zealand and Cook Islands travel bubble commenced under a Quarantine-Free Travel (QFT) arrangement. This means that travelers will need to have been in New Zealand (or the Cook Islands) for 14 consecutive days prior to departure. If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident, you must ensure that if you leave New Zealand that you are legally able to return to New Zealand. For more info visit Travel Information and FAQ’s for New Zealand – Cook Islands.

ENTRY CRITERIA

  1. All passengers arriving into the Cook Islands must complete the following Online Contact Information Form within 72 hours of departure. This form is mandatory and must be completed truthfully. This information will be important for authorities to contact you should any travel updates occur during your visit. Please note that there is a dedicated help line available should you have difficulties completing the form. It will be available from Mon-Sun 8am to 9pm. All queries after this time will be attended to the following day. Please contact +682 56180 or email: [email protected]
  2. Meets Cook Islands Immigration entry requirements

All immigration queries regarding travel can be directed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Te Kauono Tutara e te Mana Tiaki) on email: [email protected]

CONTACT TRACING IN THE COOK ISLANDS:
COOKSAFE AND COOKSAFE+

CookSafe and CookSafe+ are the two official contact tracing systems in the Cook Islands. CookSafe is a unique QR Card that is used to tag in at CookSafe stations. The QR card will be issued to you in flight before you land in the Cook Islands. CookSafe+ is a contact tracing app which uses smartphone Bluetooth technology to register other CookSafe+ App users and NZ Covid Tracer App users in your vicinity. Read more to learn about this contact tracing system.

THE COOK ISLANDS PROMISE: SAFEGUARDING OUR ISLAND COMMUNITIES AND OUR VISITORS

As the Cook Islands opens its borders and tourism businesses, vigilance is paramount as Government, the tourism industry and the wider community welcome back visitors to our little paradise. The Cook Islands have developed ‘The Cook Islands Promise’ which is a joint commitment to protect all Cook Islands residents, and international visitors, from the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus widely known as COVID-19. Developed by Cook Islands Tourism in collaboration with the Office of the Prime Minister and Te Marae Ora, the Cook Islands Promise includes some basic measures when applied will help to safeguard all. Read more

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For more information on travelling to the Cook Islands, visit Travel Information and FAQ’s for New Zealand – Cook Islands.