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CURRENT STATUS -  ALERT LEVEL 1: PREPARE
COVID-19 is not present in the Cook Islands and is controlled in New Zealand with no community transmission
This status is aligned with New Zealand's system where each Alert Level describes the different measures required
COVID-19 CASES
NONE. A positive Covid test result has been recorded but the Health Ministry say it's an historic case which means the man concerned is not infectious and the risk to the public remains low


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CookSafe is a voluntary contact tracing tool which has been piloted in Rarotonga since 19 June 2020. Volunteers are issued a CookSafe card that contains a unique QR code that can be used for scanning at venues participating in the pilot. 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.


CONTACT TRACING
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 update is provided in good faith and is correct at 24 May, 2021

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CORONAVIRUS LATEST
BORDER STATUS
OPEN FOR TWO WAY TRAVEL BY AIR TO AND FROM NEW ZEALAND ONLY
Travellers will must have spent 14 consecutive days in the Islands or New Zealand before starting their journey. NOTE: Cook Islands sea ports remain closed to all yachts, cruise ships and leisure craft and local controls are in place for islanders' travelling between islands
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.

More than 300 venues/businesses and 4,000+ people have signed up for the card scheme so far. The app is available at the Apple and Google Play stores and is free



Cook Islands covid status
ENTRY CONDITIONS FOR VISITORS TO THE ISLANDS
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 14 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 meet Cook Islands Immigration entry requirements

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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