Quarantine-free travel - Cook Islands

You can travel quarantine-free between the Cook Islands and New Zealand.

Find out if you're eligible

If you're travelling to the Cook Islands quarantine-free you will need to meet some criteria.

Find out if you're eligible for quarantine-free travel between the Cook Islands and New Zealand on the Unite Against COVID-19 website:

Quarantine-free travel with the Cook Islands(external link) — Unite against COVID-19

When quarantine-free travel is paused

Community cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand or the Cook Islands could lead to a pause in any quarantine-free travel arrangements.

You are responsible for managing any disruption to your travel due to COVID-19.

Have a plan for what to do if your return to New Zealand is delayed. You may need to stay in the Cook Islands for longer than you planned, and you will need to meet any costs for this. 

For the latest updates and information on how travel would be managed if there is a COVID-19 case in the Cook Islands, refer to the Unite against COVID-19 Cook Islands travel information page.

Quarantine-free travel with the Cook Islands(external link) — Unite against COVID-19

When quarantine-free travel is suspended

If you are returning from the Cook Islands where quarantine-free travel has been suspended, you may need to go into managed isolation when you arrive in New Zealand.

If you are required to go into managed isolation, you will be required to pay MIQ charges.

Information on MIQ charges

For the latest updates and information on how travel would be managed if there is a COVID-19 case in the Cook Islands, refer to the Unite against COVID-19 Cook Islands travel information page

Quarantine-free travel with the Cook Islands(external link) — Unite against COVID-19

If you are required to enter managed isolation when you arrive in New Zealand, in most instances, you will be liable to pay for your stay.

More information

For more information on quarantine-free travel between the Cook Islands and New Zealand, including pre-departure processes and what to do on arrival in New Zealand, visit the COVID-19 website(external link).

For information on immigration eligibility to enter New Zealand from the Cook Islands, visit the Immigration New Zealand website(external link).

Last updated: 28 May 2021