To travel to the Cook Islands quarantine-free, you must:

  • meet immigration requirements
  • spend 14 full days in either New Zealand or the Cook Islands before you leave — this means you can travel from day 15 onwards
  • have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the 14 days before you depart. If you have, you must have written advice from a health practitioner that you are no longer infectious
  • not be waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test.

After you arrive in the Cook Islands
While you’re in the Cook Islands, there are a few things you need to do to keep yourself, your whānau and the communities safe from COVID-19, including good hygiene practices and contact tracing.

Find more information on the Cook Islands Government website

Keep track of where you’ve been
The Cook Islands uses a different system to New Zealand’s. You will need to:

  • register for and carry your unique CookSafe QR Card with you to scan in to the places you visit
  • turn on Bluetooth tracing in the CookSafe+ app.

The CookSafe+ app and the NZ COVID Tracer app work together. Any Bluetooth codes (or ‘keys’) that are sent or collected from your phone using one app can be accessed with the other. The apps work together to make sure that you can receive an alert if you’ve been near another app user who tests positive for COVID-19.
More information about the CookSafe QR Card
Download the CookSafe+ app on the App Store
Download the CookSafe+ app on Google Play

Stay home if you’re sick
If you feel unwell while in the Cook Islands, stay in your accommodation and put a face covering on, if you have one. Do not use public transport to go home.
Call the Cook Islands Healthline on 29667 for advice.