Cook Islands Travel Restrictions

85.39% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from India, regardless of vaccination status, will not be allowed to enter the Cook Islands.

Cook Islands entry details and exceptions

Entry to the Cook Islands is permitted to Cook Islanders and permanent residents, permit holders, and vaccinated individuals.

Vaccinated individuals going to the Cook Islands for tourism purposes must meet New Zealand's entry requirement to enter the country.

More details can be found here.

Outgoing travel to the Cook IslandsTravelling from India to the Cook Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from India are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering the Cook Islands.

Details and exceptions
Pre-departure testing for international arrivals into the Cook Islands is no longer required.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from India are not required to quarantine after entering the Cook Islands.

Must be completed within 96 hours of scheduled departure time to The Cook Islands.

Return travelReturning to India from the Cook Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travelers returning from the Cook Islands must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departure to India.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Travelers should upload their negative RT-PCR test report in the Air Suvidha Portal prior to boarding their flight.
Travelers will undergo a medical screening upon arrival and may be subject to a covid-19 molecular test at their own expense.
Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre and post-arrival testing.
Fully vaccinated travelers with WHO-recognized or Nationally-recognized vaccines are also exempted from testing requirements. Proof of vaccination should be uploaded in the Air Suvidha Portal.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Cook Islands are not required to quarantine upon entering India.

Details and exceptions
Quarantine is no longer required. However, travelers are advised to self-monitor their health for 14 days from arrival and if they develop signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID19, they should immediately self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call National helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Cook Islands

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.


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