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Te Marae Ora to host Information Meetings on the new Border Setting and Mitigation Strategy for the Cook Islands.

7 November 2021

Beginning tomorrow in Aitutaki, Te Marae Ora will host the first of serveral public meetings designed to provide an update on the Border Settings and Mitigation Strategy that will be in place prior to the re-opening of the border on 13 January 2022.

The Aitutaki meetings will be followed on Wednesday evening with the first of the meetings on Rarotonga.

Topics to be covered during this information sharing evening include:

  1. Vaccination Modelling
  2. Pre-arrival requirements
    1. Pre-departure test
    1. Vaccination travel and age groups
  3. Arrival to the Cook Islands
    1. Fully vaccinated and  unvaccinated travellers
    1. Rapid Antigen Testing
    1. Quarantine Requirements
  4. General Public Health Measures
  5. Pa Enua Travel requirements
  6. Home and Hotel isolation and clinical care
  7. Travel Vaccination Certificate

The purpose of these meetings is to present the information on which government based it’s decision to re-open the border in January.

Te Marae Ora is urging everyone to come along to a meeting and to become better informed.

The meeting schedule is as follows, all meetings will start at 6pm.

Wednesday 10 NovemberSinai Hall
Thursday 11 NovemberApii-Nikao School Hall
Friday 12 NovemberAroa Nui Hall
Monday 15 NovemberNgatangiia Sunday School Hall

Following the meetings on Rarotonga, similar meetings will be held around the Pa Enua.

For more information on these meetings please contact – Maryann Pirake on phone 29664 or email to

ENDS: Media contact; Jaewynn McKay,   +682 55486