Te Marae Ora
Cook Islands Ministry of Health

Cook Islands COVID-19 Status

Zero Cases

There continues to be no case of COVID-19 in the Cook Islands.

Inwards travel continues with exemptions

Cook Islands residents and permit holders may enter the country provided they provide a negative COVID-19 test result 72 hours prior to departure.

Quarantine free travel to New Zealand

Eligible travellers from the Cook Islands can now enter New Zealand without undergoing quarantine in a Managed Isolation Facility. Visit www.covid19.gov.ck or www.pmoffice.gov.ck for information.

COVID-19 information

COVID-19 is a new respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on 12 March 2020.

Travel information

Learn more about Cook Islands travel restrictions and entry requirements. Travel forms available here.
Latest News
Media Release
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Update

The Secretary of Health – Bob Williams – has confirmed that Te Marae Ora staff are holding internal briefings in readiness for the border opening

Media Release
New Public Health Specialist Appointed

Te Marae Ora has appointed a public health specialist whose duties will involve monitoring the measures put in place or being put in place to deal with COVID-19, Non Communicable Diseases and Mental Health. Dr Anura Jayasinghe who was born in Sri Lanka where he did his early medical training, has also completed his post graduate trainings and worked in Australia and New Zealand. His most recent role was as a Medical Officer of Health with the Southern District Health Board based in Dunedin.

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