Information on current travel restrictions
The Cook Islands borders are currently closed to all travellers unless there is an exemption provided (in writing) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. There is only one flight a week to the Cook Islands.
The following people are exempted for entry into the Cook Islands:
Travel Advisory as at 30 October 2020
You must have spent at least 14 days in New Zealand before you can enter the Cook Islands.
Health criteria administered by Te Marae Ora prior to departure from Auckland:
Register your intention to travel to the Cook Islands with Cook Islands Immigration by email: email@example.com. Registrations close at 11:59 pm Wednesday (New Zealand time) in the week of your flight departing Auckland.
Contact us on email: firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the current health criteria such as providing a negative COVID-19 test result within 96 hours of your planned departure from Auckland.
There are no restrictions for travellers departing Rarotonga for the Pa Enua.
Te Marae Ora is establishing exit health clearance procedures to strengthen border measures to limit the spread of communicable diseases including COVID-19, to the Pa Enua.
Te Marae Ora staff based at the air and sea port will support travellers to complete the Domestic Departures Health Declaration form and conduct a temperature check on all travellers.
Any travellers who meet the following criteria will be referred for medical assessment and cannot proceed to board the vessel:
All international arrivals will be required to complete the international arrivals health declaration form upon entering the Cook Islands. This can be completed prior to departure from Auckland, on the plane, or as soon as you arrive on Rarotonga. You can complete the form online or a hard copy will be provided at the airport.
Any person who does 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 prior to travel. If you need more information, call +682 29110.
Any person departing Rarotonga to the Pa Enua (outer islands) will be required to complete the domestic departures health declaration form. This form must be completed prior to departure from Rarotonga, either online or via hard copy provided at the air/sea port.
Any person visiting health clinics on Rarotonga, with recent travel overseas, will be required to complete a health declaration form. This form must be completed prior to any face-to-face consultations with a health professional.