NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLING TO THE COOK ISLANDS
Cook Islands updates their Travel Advisory from its previous one we posted on 17th March 2020 here:
COOK ISLANDS GOVERNMENT CLARIFY FURTHER INTERNATIONAL AIR AND SEA TRAVEL AND BORDER MEASURES AS PART OF COVID-19 NATIONAL RESPONSE
NOTICE TO REFUSE ENTRY INTO THE COOK ISLANDS
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration hereby issues a Notice relating to Entry into the Cook Islands as per section 9A of the Entry, Residence and Departures Act 1971-72 as follows:
Only the following people are allowed entry into the Cook Islands:
- New Zealand passport holders
- New Zealand Permanent Resident holder
- Australia Citizens and Permanent Residents who normally live in New Zealand
- Cook Islanders
- Permanent Residents of the Cook Islands
- Cook Islands Work permit holders
- Cook Island Residents permit holders
Entry will also be permitted for any immediate family (partner or spouse, legal guardian and dependent children) if they are travelling with one of the above persons.
Provided that no person falling in the above category will be permitted entry if they have been outside New Zealand or the Cook Islands in the 14 days prior to travel.
As part of the national Emergency Response Plan, the Ministry of Health (Te Marae Ora) is implementing further measures aimed at prospective and recent visitors. Effective immediately, all new arrivals are required to undergo supervised quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Visitors may return before the 14-day period with written consent from the Ministry of Health.
FURTHER BORDER RESTRICTIONS HERE
Visit the Ministry of Health website at www.covid19.gov.ck
A helpful way to stay up to date with international travel restrictions is through the official travel advisory sites of your destination country; please see the list below:
Rolling updates on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by the World Health Organisation
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – Visit their site for their COVID-19 Situation update worldwide. Or visit their social media pages:Twitter,Facebook,Youtube,LinkedIn,Vimeo, Slideshare.
Coronavirus Cases Worldwide by Worldometer