Cook Islands travel restrictions
All travellers allowed entry will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known
Cook Islands The Cook Islands have restricted entry to all travelers who have transited or been in any country other than the Cook Islands and New Zealand within the past 14 days. Nationals and residents of the Cook Islands and New Zealand and their immediate family members may still enter the Cook Islands, as may Australian nationals and residents who normally reside in New Zealand, and their immediate family members. Travelers with a work permit issued by the Cook Islands may also enter the country along with their immediate family members.
International flights into the country are suspended until 12 June, licensed aircraft with special permissions are exempted. Entry is barred for all travellers except for New Zealand passport and permanent residence holders, Australian citizens and permanent residents who normally live in New Zealand, Cook Islanders, permanent residents of the Cook Islands, Cook Islands work permit holders and Cook Island residents permit holders. Entry will be permitted for any immediate family of travellers included in the above exempted categories. All travellers allowed entry will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in New Zealand and a 14-day mandatory supervised quarantine upon arrival. Foreign cruise ships are barred from entry.
The authorities declared the country COVID-19 free on 18 April, and restrictions on domestic travel to and from the outer islands have been lifted. Businesses, including restaurants, have gradually resumed operations. A ban on gathering of more than ten people has also been lifted, while schools have reopened.
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