COOK ISL​​ANDS ESS​E​NTIALS

...or How to su​rvive in paradise 

I can't put it better than John W. McD​Mermott in his book "How to Get Lost and Found in the Cook Islands" which fed my passion for this Polynesian paradise

"Basically all you need to know or have in the Cook Islands is a sense of humour, a pair of old comfortable shorts, a passport and money" 

But here's a bit more detail....

DOCUMENTS

Exterior of Rarotonga airport

As long as you're staying no more than 31 days (90 days if you're a New Zealand or Australian citizen), your valid passport is the only entry permit you need, along with proof of onward journey, the means to support yourself while on the islands and somewhere to stay. THIS IS GRANTED ON ARRIVAL AND THERE IS NO FEE. And you can sort out the accommodation on arrival.  You can stay for up to five months more, but you'll need to extend your entry permit. New Zealanders can apply for a three month extension and other nationals for 31 days at a time. In both cases, you pay a fairly hefty fee for the privilege if your extension is more than 62 days. Covid vaccination requirements for entry have now been dropped but you should still check the latest Cook Islands goverment requirements here.  Please also check any requirements of your own country with regard to Covid before travelling.

Visitor entry requirements in more detail

Note that the information above is provided in good faith.  You are strongly recommended to check... 
FULL DETAILS OF ALL TYPES OF VISA AND THE REQUIREMENTS AND ASSOCIATED FEES HERE (government website)

GETTING TO THE COOK ISLANDS

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10 minute tour of Cook Islands

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