CURRENT STATUS -  ALERT LEVEL 2: REDUCE
ALERT LEVEL 2: COVID-19 is not present in the Cook Islands but there is community transmission in New Zealand

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BORDER STATUS: RE-OPENS TO NEW ZEALAND TOURISTS ONLY
ON 13 JANUARY, 2022
The border remains closed to visitors until 13 January, 2022 and then only tourists from New Zealand who are at least double vaccinated will be allowed to enter. This also applies to children. All travellers must have been in New Zealand for a minimum of 10 consectuive days prior to their journey. Cook Islands sea ports remain closed to all yachts, cruise ships and leisure craft. Note that the government will review the situation on 12 Janaury, 2022 before confirming  that the border can re-open.
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CookSafe is a contact tracing tool  and it is now the law to tag in and out of  locations. A CookSafe card contains a unique QR code. The scanner will automatically send information (date, time, location) to a secure and encrypted database. The database is only accessible to authorised public health officials.  All visitors will be provided with a CookSafe card by their airline prior to landing


CONTACT TRACING: NOW MANDATORY
The above is a summary of the official information from the Cook Islands Ministry of Health (Te Marae Ora).  Please visit their page for fuller details, in particular the "Travel & Border Control" section.
This information is provided in good faith and was UPDATED ON 20 DECEMBER, 2021

Cooksafe+ is an upgraded version of a smarphone app which can alert users to any contact with a person who has tested positive for the Coronavirus.The app is available free at the Apple and Google Play stores


ENTRY CONDITIONS FOR VISITORS TO THE ISLANDS WHEN THE BORDER RE-OPENS
Entry ONLY from New Zealand. Entry into New Zealand is subject to the country's own entry crtiteria
1. Entrants must have been in New Zealand for 10 full consecutive days prior to entry to the Islands
2. Entrants must complete the pre-departure online contact information administered by the Cook Islands Ministry of Health (Te Marae Ora). The form is here
3. Entrants must provide a negative PCR Covid 19 test taken within 48 hours of departure to the Cook Islands
All queries regarding this travel advisory can be directed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Te Kauono Tutara e te Mana Tiaki) by email using this email address: immigration2@cookislands.gov.ck
Cook Islands Tourism has more travel information and frequently asked questions
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